Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • July 14, 2016

    Skilled IT Workers Turning To Soft Skills for Career Advancement

    PrepareU Class Employers of IT talent in all industry verticals consistently point to a job candidate’s professional skills as a key to hiring, advancing pay, and promotions. With PrepareU, an IT professional can leverage the full value of their CompTIA certifications.
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  • 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 17, 2016

    LinkedIn Blog Series: Growing Your Network

    Growing your LinkedIn network gives you a true one-up on individuals who may be competing for the same employment opportunity as you. This is all aided by your contacts having a lot of their own connections, but having the ability to navigate through the contacts of your contacts is a great thing.
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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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  • May 23, 2016

    New, free program to help IT professionals gain project management skills

    Programs_ProjectEssentials Broadening course offerings intended to help people launch and advance their IT careers, the Creating IT Futures Foundation now introduces Project Essentials, a free educational program that helps entry-level, certified IT professionals gain project management skills.
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