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Learn how others got their start in tech and what their jobs are like. Plus hear about other STEM programs making a difference in the lives of teenagers.


Test Drive an IT Career
Check out the IT careers of 17 tech professionals. For instance, how is IT like a crossword puzzle? Go for a spin with Vivian and find out. Vivian loves to solve problems, which makes her career as a customer relations manager a great fit.


Tech Career Tips
Hear from Creating IT Futures staff on how to land the job and move your way up the tech career ladder. Smart planning before, during and after the job interview — paired with a bit of sleuthing — is the best way to make a great impression!


GameChanger STEM Programs
Whether it's developing after school IT programs for youth or sharing best practices in classroom-based IT training, our GameChanger video series highlights the best of tech-based STEM programs across the country. Our latest video features the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands in Omaha, NE, where technologists who are passionate about their craft offer youngsters insight into what an IT career might look like.


Early College STEM Schools
We worked with five Chicago Public Schools' Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) to place their students in paid, skills-based internships, gaining valuable business and career experience. Funded by a grant from the Chicago Workforce Funders Alliance, we connected dozens of local employers with the students, vetting the students and employers and helping to structure the internships to give the best possible experience to both the students and employers.


IT-Ready Technical Support Graduate Success Stories
Each year, we showcase several students and how they've changed their lives with our IT-Ready Technical Support program and launching their tech careers. For instance, hear about divorced mother of two teenage boys, Linda Ulliman, who kept her spirits high by running marathons, but when her finances became pinched, she decided to go after a new challenge: a new career in the IT field.


IT-Ready Technical Support Employer Success Stories
We know our IT-Ready Technical Support graduates make great tech employees. But, hear from the employers themselves. For instance, see how Pomeroy hired several graduates and boosted client satisfaction.

Our channel is a combination of two thought-provoking podcasts: Technologist Talk with Charles Eaton and Technologist Talk Radio


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Our series of Technologist Talk podcasts complements Charles Eaton's book, How to Launch Your Teen's Career in Technology: A Parent's Guide to the T in STEM.

Why Everyday Technologists Are More Important than Tech “Rock Stars” Are you – or another aspiring technologist in your life – the next incarnation of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Probably not, says CEO, award-winning author and social innovator Charles Eaton. And that’s just the way it should be. In this episode, Charles explains why everyday technologists are more important to business and society than tech “rock stars.”

Tech Talk Radio

Curious about how technologists found, shaped, and developed their careers? Interested in their day-to-day experiences? Intrigued by opportunities to explore the T in STEM? Technologist Talk Radio shares bite-sized insights from the experiences of the people who define the field: Technologists themselves.

Your Community Library: Where Aspiring Technologists Go to Grow (Part 2) What is a “Tech Petting Zoo?” And how does one help technologists close what’s often called the “Digital Divide?” Producer Celine Dirkes hears the answer from Chelsea Woods-Turner, a librarian at the New Brunswick (NJ) Free Public Library. Our second conversation with Chelsea suggesting community librarians may be walking definitions of Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton’s “5 Traits of a Technologist”. Original Technologist Talk Radio theme music by C. Ezra Lange .