Covid-19 Response

We know that education and workforce development organizations are suffering due to Covid-19 and the restrictions placed on traditional training for information technology students and hiring efforts on the part of tech companies seeking to fill their many open positions. Creating IT Futures is working hard to help our programs adjust, using technology as a tool to quickly make changes that help organizations work better and smarter.


Following are updates on our programs, including ways you or your company can support them, as well as ways we can help you make needed adjustments.



Creating IT Futures – New Challenges = New Approaches


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Creating IT Futures is expanding programs to attract those individuals looking for new opportunities in the wake 
of COVID-19 and its effect on the economy. And we’re crafting new and innovative ways to address today’s workforce challenges.


Support is needed to continue the expansion of both our adult and youth programs. Donations underwrite tuition, expand programming and enable necessary support for students and instructors. Get more details here.


Contact us today for more information on sponsorship options.



Customized Virtual Training


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Providing high demand skills to get people back to work, CompTIA is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting live, virtual training to help unemployed and underemployed individuals upskill during this crisis.


Download this information sheet to learn more, or visit




Creating IT Futures Blog


Recent blog posts highlight ways we’re working to adjust our programming to respond to Covid-19:


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CompTIA and Creating IT Futures executive Amy Kardel joins a National CyberWatch Center webinar discussing strategies for narrowing today’s skills gap by tapping a talent pool energized by COVID-19 to launch cybersecurity careers.

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With in-person TechGirlz workshops cancelled due to coronavirus, the organization keeps up its mission of inspiring girls to explore the possibilities of technology and creates virtual TechShopz.

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The manager for Creating IT Futures’ after-school program in Chicago says what her teens really need now is a hug — even if it’s a virtual one.

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Technologist Talk Podcast


Our Technologist Talk podcast features conversations with workforce development leaders about shaping the careers of today’s and tomorrow’s technology workers.

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April 22, 2020 As economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country in March, the U.S. information technology sector still added thousands of jobs. Why? Because technology is playing a vital role now – and will continue to be crucial – as our nation copes with the current economic crisis. Listen as Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures and CompTIA Tech Career Academy, interprets these hopeful signs during these trying times.



May 06, 2020 Is a national pandemic a bad time for changing careers? The answer depends on the individual considering a change, the reasons motivating a change and the industry on the other side of that change. Listen as Val Haskell, chair of CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community explains why she believes now is a good time to consider launching a career working with technology – especially with the support of the new CompTIA Tech Career Academy.