Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • June 27, 2017

    Providing women an on-ramp to a tech career

    WomensOnlyGroupPhoto One year after completing women-centric IT-Ready class, graduates are pursuing rewarding IT careers.
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  • June 19, 2017

    A home base: how workforce development assisted in obtaining United States citizenship

    #FacesOf_Week11_Catalina Every three years, Catalina Bauer had to worry about saving up enough money to renew her United States residency. Within one year of graduating IT-Ready, she secured full-time employment, and the money she was once worried about saving went to obtaining her United States citizenship.
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  • May 18, 2017

    Accountant finds new career path in IT industry

    Theresa_Demby Despite having the right academic credentials and years’ worth of professional experience, Theresa Demby struggled to find full-time work as an accountant. IT-Ready provided skills she needed to begin a new career path in technology.
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  • May 17, 2017

    Chicago’s Got a New STEM Resource: TechGirlz

    TechGirlz Girls learning about technology at TechGirlz events are usually doing one of two things: frowning seriously into a problem, or bubbling with excitement over their latest breakthrough. TechShopz are a combination of cerebral and silly, and are experiences meant to expand a girl’s budding interest in technology.
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  • May 15, 2017

    The importance soft skills play in successfully reaching your goals

    #FacesOf_Week6_Nikki The promotions and pay raises of an upwardly mobile IT career often depend on soft professional skills, like communication, as much as they do an employee’s technical knowledge. PrepareU – a series of interactive, classroom-based, soft-skills lessons and labs – is helping tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.
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  • May 2, 2017

    Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

    Catalina IT-Ready graduate Catalina Bauer found love, a family and an IT career with endless potential while making other plans — and she couldn’t be happier.
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