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April 19, 2016

New soft skills training for tech workers to prepare for career growth

prepare-u-logoTech skills are important for an upwardly mobile IT career. But so, too, are the softer professional skills that persuade superiors of one’s ability to learn and grow within an organization.

To help tech workers gain the softer skills needed to succeed professionally, the Creating IT Futures Foundation is conducting free pilot programs in Raleigh, NC, and Minneapolis, this summer.

The course, called PrepareU, will offer participants a series of interactive, classroom-based soft-skills lessons and labs to help tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.

PrepareU students will learn communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, as well as good workplace and career habits.

Candidates for the program include adults who hold one or more CompTIA IT certifications, as well as learners on track to sit for a CompTIA certification exam.

Creating IT Futures is the nonprofit charitable arm of CompTIA, the voice of the world’s IT industry. Material covered during the course includes how to:
  • Set realistic expectations for an IT career.
  • Conduct a successful job search and job interviews.
  • Develop good workplace habits.
  • Increase emotional intelligence, confidence and motivation, and understand personality differences in others.
  • Foster teamwork.
  • Work within workplace diversity and sexual harassment policies.
  • Apply techniques to mitigate anxiety and stress.
The Raleigh class will be conducted from June 20 to July 1, with online applications due by May 31.

The Minneapolis class will be conducted from July 11 through July 22, with online applications due by June 22.

In both cities, classes will take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more about Prepare U or to complete the online application.