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  • April 25, 2019

    City of Aurora and Creating IT Futures Bring Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults to Aurora

    In partnership with the City of Aurora, Creating IT Futures is bringing its free IT-Ready career program to Aurora, IL, this summer.

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  • March 11, 2019

    Blue Star Families & Creating IT Futures Partner to Engage Military Spouses in IT Career Training

    Are you a military spouse looking for a career opportunity? Check out our new partnership bringing our IT-Ready program to military spouses.

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  • March 5, 2019

    CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Acquires TechGirlz to Inspire and Prepare America’s Future Tech Workforce

    Two mission-aligned nonprofits joined forces this March to build a robust pipeline of diverse, motivated, well-trained technologists that address America’s IT workforce gap.

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  • February 26, 2019

    Creating IT Futures Announces Graduation Day for Chicago’s Inaugural IT-Ready Class

    CEO Charles Eaton calls for Chicagoland IT employers to mark their calendars for April job interviews and encourages candidates for next Chicago IT-Ready course to submit applications now.

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  • December 5, 2018

    Cognizant U.S. Foundation Gives $4.5 Million to Help America’s Wounded Warriors Transition into Digital Economy Careers

    Grant will fund Wounded Warrior Project’s Warriors to Work® Program, providing IT-Ready education and training for thousands of former military members nationwide.

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  • November 19, 2018

    With Grant from Boeing, Creating IT Futures Opens Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults in Avondale Area of Chicago

    After three successful pop-up classes in the Chicagoland area, Creating IT Futures is launching a permanent home for its free IT-Ready career program in Chicago. With financial support from Boeing for its first Chicago class in 2019, IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field.

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  • August 20, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Opens Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults in DuPage County

    Adults in DuPage County can now apply to Creating IT Futures’ free IT-Ready career program. IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field, which has a shortage of qualified workers. More than 30,000 tech jobs are open in the greater Chicago area. For the first time, IT-Ready will host a 14-week class in Naperville starting October 1. Applications will be accepted through September 12.

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  • July 18, 2018

    CompTIA Member Communities and Councils Donate $190K to Tech-Related Charities this Year

    CompTIA’s member communities and councils chose 19 technology-related charities in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. to give $190,000 in donations this year. ChickTech and NPower receive the largest of those donations at $50,000 and $25,000 respectively.

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  • June 19, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Releases Update to CEO Charles Eaton's Popular STEM Book for Parents

    The updated book is available in Kindle and Spanish versions, with companion podcast debuting today.  


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  • May 21, 2018

    CompTIA Supports Technology Student Association’s National Conference with Volunteers, Content and Career Mentoring

    In its support of Technology Student Association’s (TSA) National Conference in Atlanta, June 22-25, CompTIA will supply volunteers, programming content and career mentoring to middle school and high school students participating in TSA’s STEM competitions. TSA is one of CompTIA’s valued partners for its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers.

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  • May 1, 2018

    New Mini-Documentary Highlights How the World’s Largest Tech Industry Association is Working to Close the Skills and Diversity Gap in IT Jobs

    WorkingNation and CompTIA’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, collaborated to show how programs helping untapped talent transfer their skills to quality jobs are increasingly important for a healthy workforce pipeline.

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  • April 10, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Names Executives from GED Testing Service, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and TEKsystems to its Board

    Our diverse board is guiding our charity in creating more on-ramps to tech careers.

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  • April 3, 2018

    Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems Partner on IT-Ready Career Program to Increase Diversity in Tech Workforce

    To increase diversity within America’s tech workforce, Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems are partnering to expand the IT-Ready career program to more cities. At no cost to students, IT-Ready assesses, trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the IT field, which has a shortage of qualified workers.

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  • March 22, 2018

    12 Schools Selected for New FUSE Studios with CompTIA-Funded Tech Activities for Students

    Expanding its partnership with the FUSE program at Northwestern University, CompTIA will enable an additional 12 schools to receive two-year STEAM (STEM plus Arts) education grants.

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  • March 2, 2018

    TechGirlz Reaches “10,000 Girlz” Through Hands-On Technology Education

    TechGirlz, a nonprofit organization inspiring middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, is approaching a major milestone on March 3: reaching 10,000 girls across the globe through its tech workshops and summer camps. To mark the day, TechGirlz will host a series of free workshops in nine states.

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  • February 21, 2018

    CompTIA Funding 10 Additional FUSE Studios for STEAM Education in Schools

    Schools can apply for a FUSE Studio grant; applications are due March 4.

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  • February 1, 2018

    CompTIA Partners with Technology Student Association to Interest Teens in Tech Careers

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with the Technology Student Association (TSA) to expand STEM opportunities, competitions and leadership development. CompTIA will work with TSA to enhance their national footprint via competitions, leadership programming, teacher professional development, marketing and technology applications.

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  • January 9, 2018

    Sparked by Girls, Teens Interest in Tech Careers is on the Rise, New CompTIA Research Reveals

    More teenagers, especially girls, are open to the possibility of a career in information technology (IT), according to a new research report released today by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.

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  • January 8, 2018

    NextUp Offers Resources for Students Considering Careers in Tech

    With new research indicating more teenagers are considering careers in information technology (IT), leading tech industry association CompTIA is spotlighting career resources available through its NextUp initiative and other sources.

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  • June 26, 2017

    Organizations Struggle to Close Widening Skills Gaps, CompTIA Survey Reveals

    Organizations acknowledge that they have widening skills gaps within their workforces, but many are struggling to find solutions to narrow the gaps, according to a report from CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association.

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