Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • 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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  • June 12, 2017

    Knowledge, insight and initiative leads to promotion

    #FacesOf_Week10_Tucker When Tucker Landis’s mom saw an ad for IT-Ready, she immediately knew the program was exactly what her son needed. So, she encouraged him to apply. Landis knew that IT jobs were plentiful and that they were good jobs – offering attractive wages and hours and upwardly mobile career paths. He only needed an on-ramp to the industry.
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  • June 8, 2017

    IT-Ready celebrates a long-lasting footprint

    IMG_0229 Mentioned at nearly every IT-Ready graduation is how students connected with each other and became stronger together. Late last month, more than 150 IT-Ready alumni, current students, employers and partners came out to celebrate the success of the career program in Minneapolis / St. Paul.
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  • March 6, 2017

    How Can Employers Diversify the IT Workforce?

    techcities 2017 panel A panel at the Tech Cities Conference in Minneapolis last week focused on how to diversify the IT workforce and fill the need for new talent.
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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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  • April 26, 2016

    IT Pro with 17 Certifications Says Certs Are the Way to Go

    17 Certifications Learn how a fledgling journalism student switched over to IT and realized finding jobs there was as competitive, so went on a certification spree to jumpstart his career.
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