Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • June 30, 2016

    Men and Women Together for One Common Goal

    spring class The common theme from the Spring 2016 IT-Ready class was change. While it was difficult for most of the students to reach a decision that their lives needed a change, they stuck together and found success within each other.
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  • June 23, 2016

    Study suggests grouping women working within disproportionately male fields — such as IT —may position them for greater success.

    graduation On a recent episode of “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio’s social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, examined a study from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that looked into why women drop out of predominantly male fields, like engineering and math.
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  • June 6, 2016

    IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class

    graduation certificate People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.
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  • June 3, 2016

    IT-Ready Pioneers In Pursuit of Successful IT Careers

    Nancy Hammervik Last month, CompTIA senior vice president of industry relations, Nancy Hammervik, spoke with the first ever women’s-only IT-Ready class and offered tips on not just how to enter, but succeed in the male dominated IT industry.
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  • May 26, 2016

    IT-Ready Gives Susie Douang a Fresh Career Start

    Susie Working as an administrative assistant in Minneapolis, Susie Douang felt like she had hit a professional ceiling. But then she discovered IT-Ready and launched a new career in IT with unlimited potential.
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  • May 19, 2016

    Newest IT-Ready Students Get Career Advice

    MN Class Creating IT Futures’ Charles Eaton and Gretchen Koch spoke to the 14th and 15th classes of IT-Ready students in the Twin Cities. More than 220 unemployed and underemployed people have gained IT careers in Minnesota since 2012 through the IT-Ready program.
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