• 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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  • January 10, 2017

    CompTIA to Fund Social Innovation with New Corporate Giving Program

    To help more youth and adults pursue careers in information technology (IT) and to promote diversity in the IT workforce, CompTIA has diversified its philanthropic efforts and established CompTIA Giving. 

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  • January 11, 2017

    CompTIA Partners with FUSE to Expand STEAM Education in 21 Schools

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with the FUSE program at Northwestern University to expand and enrich STEAM learning for middle and high school students around the country. 

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  • January 12, 2017

    CompTIA Partners with New York Academy of Sciences to Interest Teens in Tech Careers

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with the New York Academy of Sciences on a series of mentoring opportunities. CompTIA is recruiting its members and certified IT professionals to work with the Academy’s Hack Your Health curriculum, which helps students discover how tech know-how can be connected to an interest in health and fitness. 

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  • February 28, 2017

    Atomic Data Becomes a Platinum Mission Investor of Creating IT Futures to Support Tech Workforce Development in Minnesota

    To support tech workforce development in Minnesota, Atomic Data signed on as the first Platinum Mission Investor for Creating IT Futures. Atomic Data has been an employment partner with Creating IT Futures’ IT-Ready career program since 2013, having already hired nine IT-Ready graduates to diversify and expand its workforce. 

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  • March 1, 2017

    Creating IT Futures Announces Availability of CEO Charles Eaton’s New Book

    Creating IT Futures announced today the availability for download and purchase of the first book by its CEO, Charles Eaton. The book, “How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education,” is part of CompTIA’s NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers. NextUp is funded by CompTIA and managed by Creating IT Futures.

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  • March 16, 2017

    CompTIA Partners with TechGirlz to Help Reduce Gender Gap in Tech

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with TechGirlz to reduce the gender gap in technology occupations. With the help of CompTIA’s $125,000 donation to TechGirlz, the non-profit will hire a Chicago-based outreach coordinator to reach more girls in Chicago. 

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  • March 20, 2017

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

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA has partnered with FUSE at Northwestern University to equip 21 schools in nine states each with an interactive FUSE Studio. Each studio allows dozens or even hundreds of students to dive into challenging, self-directed projects ranging from using SketchUp to design their dream home to using a 3D printer to make jewelry to building their own solar-powered mini-car. CompTIA and FUSE also will collaborate to build three IT-focused challenges designed to expose youth to various IT professions and career pathways in fun and engaging ways. 

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  • April 12, 2017

    Creating IT Futures, Minneapolis Urban League and City of Minneapolis Bring IT-Ready Career Program Downtown

    This summer Creating IT FuturesMinneapolis Urban League and the City of Minneapolis are offering the award-winning IT-Ready career program in downtown Minneapolis. IT-Ready trains and certifies information technology (IT) workers and helps place them into their first paid IT role. IT-Ready is part of the City of Minneapolis’ MSP TechHire initiative. To close the workforce skills gap in the high-tech economy, the MSP TechHire initiative enables diverse workers to access training, support and tech jobs across the Greater Minneapolis Region. 

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  • April 18, 2017

    TechGirlz Offers Free Computer Classes to Chicago Middle School Girls

    TechGirlz, with funding from CompTIA’s NextUp campaign to interest teens in tech careers, is offering its first computer classes in Chicago this May to middle school girls. Both classes will be offered at Studio Xfinity, 901 W. Weed Street in Chicago. Girls in grades 6-9 can sign up for either event at http://www.techgirlz.org/techshopz/

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  • May 1, 2017

    Guy Fruda of Deloitte Named Chair of Creating IT Futures

    Creating IT Futures, the tech workforce charity of CompTIA, announced the new officers for its board. Guy Fruda, managing director, East Region Technology, Deloitte Services, is Creating IT Futures’ new board chair. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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