Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • May 15, 2017

    The importance soft skills play in successfully reaching your goals

    #FacesOf_Week6_Nikki The promotions and pay raises of an upwardly mobile IT career often depend on soft professional skills, like communication, as much as they do an employee’s technical knowledge. PrepareU – a series of interactive, classroom-based, soft-skills lessons and labs – is helping tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.
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  • May 8, 2017

    The role of continuing education in workforce development programs

    A career in tech is leading to surreal days for many individuals. After completing their respective workforce development programs, more students are pursuing additional certifications, allowing them to gain more knowledge and work on projects that a year prior they would not have understood.
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  • May 1, 2017

    Workforce Development Helps Complete the Career Mission

    #FacesOf_Week4_Brittany Not all success stories start with certification and end in IT. While we strive for 100 percent certification rate and placement in IT-specific jobs through IT-Ready, some stories take time to evolve and lead to new career opportunities, even outside of IT.
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  • April 20, 2017

    The future’s so bright, he’s gotta wear shades

    JohnAmakye IT-Ready grad John Amakye continues to acquire new skills, move up the IT career ladder.
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  • April 18, 2017

    First IT-Ready Class of 2017 Graduates with Jobs in Hand

    GroupPhoto Our first IT-Ready class of 2017 graduated last month, and already 78 percent of the graduates have jobs.
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  • April 12, 2017

    NextUp, a New Program for Getting More Young People into Tech Careers, is Already Showing Promise

    FuseParticipant Robotics clubs. After-school STEM fairs. Hours of coding. Over the past several years, we have all observed the multiple ways that schools, corporations and nonprofit groups are trying to interest teens in tech careers. This year CompTIA launched its own approach - NextUp.
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