Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • February 6, 2020

    Creating IT Futures Helps Former Waiter Special Order A Lucrative and Upwardly Mobile Career in Technology

    In less than one year, Keith VanDerMolen got the training he needed to secure a technology position and doubled the salary he previously earned as a waiter.
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  • October 28, 2019

    Anderson Lee maps the Chicagoland tech ecosystem for students

    Two years of research into Chicagoland’s tech ecosystem taught Anderson Lee a lot about its strengths and weaknesses. Now he’s leveraging that knowledge to help people under-represented in tech find a foothold and move up the career ladder.
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  • October 25, 2019

    Why today’s teens should know what being a “technologist” really means

    In this Podcast Flashback from Technologist Talk Radio, CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux brings clarity to the term “technologist” and explains how understanding this role in business can help teens envision future careers.
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  • October 17, 2019

    Why Employers Seeking Cybersecurity Talent Look First for Soft Business Skills

    Todd Thibodeaux, Chief Executive of CompTIA, the world's leading association for IT pros, explains why employers seeking cybersecurity talent look for soft business skills before hard technical ones in a conversation excerpted from our Technologist Talk with Charles Eaton podcast.
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  • September 16, 2019

    Hiring and wages in the tech sector remain strong, making now an exciting time for career advancement. Launch your successful search for an IT job with these resource kits!

    Hiring and wages within the tech industry remain strong, according to a recent CompTIA analysis — making now an exciting time to look for professional growth opportunities. Here’s a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for job interviews from Creating IT Futures along with other resource kits for launching a successful search for a position working with technology.
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  • September 9, 2019

    Heads up to parents: Half a million tech jobs are waiting for employees.

    What’s the secret to closing our nation’s tech skills gap? Parents, explains Charles Eaton, Creating IT Futures CEO, and father to four children ranging from middle school to working age. The author of “A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education” shares insight into the critical role parents can play in fostering a love of technology.
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