Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • September 17, 2013

    IT-Ready Alumni Update

    After completing classes, becoming CompTIA A+ certified, interviewing with employers, and finally entering the workforce as professional IT workers, the Minneapolis / St. Paul IT-Ready alumni welcomed the chance to let their hair down a bit at the first alumni networking events held in their cities.
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  • August 14, 2013

    An American Dream

    Born and raised in Peru, Edgardo T. Cornejo moved to Venezuela in his 20s and worked for eight years as a computer programmer. He passionately loved his work – and was, admittedly, quite good at it. “I can fix any computer – I don’t even have to open my eyes to fix a computer,” he said. “IT (Information technology) was my first career and it always been my passion.”
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  • July 9, 2013

    A Marathon Goal

    I had the pleasure of spending time with an inspiring IT-Ready graduate and her family recently. Linda is a graduate of the IT-Ready Columbus program operated by Per Scholas. You can watch her video story here. Linda is a marathoner, but it took her a while to realize she had a talent for long races. She attended Ohio State on a golfing scholarship and only started running after becoming a mother.
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  • June 11, 2013

    Joining Forces

    It’s not often that a personal interest in technology gets you an invitation to the White House. Then again, Michael Dauffenbach isn’t just another technology hobbyist. Dauffenbach, a graduate of the IT-Ready Apprentice Program, joined CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux at a White House gathering with First Lady Michelle Obama.
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  • May 15, 2013

    Breaking Through The Barrier

    For Adam Henson, establishing a career in the field of information technology once seemed impossible. “With IT, it’s hard to get a job without experience, but it’s hard to get experience without a job,” he said. “It was a real Catch-22.” Then he learned about IT-Ready. Henson, working as a meter reader for an energy company at the time, was perusing job postings on the Careerbuilder website when he saw an ad for IT-Ready.
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  • April 18, 2013

    When Possibilities are Endless

    Looking at the jobs she’s held, it’s apparent that Rachel Hopkins enjoys helping people. She’s managed a dry cleaner, operated an apartment complex, and supervised staff in a call center. But somehow, each of those positions lacked a certain….something.
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