Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • March 1, 2016

    Building the IT Worker Pipeline in the Twin Cities

    UnemploymentPressure From an employer’s perspective, it’s a tight job market, especially in the Twin Cities. The TechHire Initiative is working to expand tech worker pipelines.
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  • January 7, 2016

    Putting on the uniform of the person you want to be

    CarlosRivera Carlos Rivera credits IT-Ready and CompTIA A+ certification for helping him realize his true potential
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  • October 20, 2015

    Make Changes, One Individual at a Time

    EmployerBreakfast Our IT-Ready program celebrated success with nearly 50 employers at a breakfast in Minneapolis. Mayor Hodges’ policy aide, Erick Garcia Luna, commented on how IT-Ready and the city are making changes, one individual at a time.
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  • July 14, 2015

    Transferring ‘soft’ professional skills — such as empathy and listening — to the technical world of IT services

    VirtevaBannerLogo When Managed IT Services provider Virteva seeks to hire entry-level personnel, recruiters carefully consider each job candidate’s technical skills. But they also look closely at personality.
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  • January 23, 2015

    IT-Ready Provides Qualified IT Workers To Minneapolis Employers

    When Cindy Taraldson, the service desk supervisor at HealthPartners, sees IT-Ready on a resume, she always brings that individual in for an interview because she knows he or she will be a highly qualified candidate. “I find that when we bring them in, they are knowledgeable and excited to get into the IT workforce. I haven’t had an interview that I did not like. I just think they are more polished.”
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  • September 23, 2014

    IT-Ready Minneapolis / St. Paul Employer Breakfast Recap

    Dependable. Hard-working. Dedicated. These were a few of the adjectives that Twin Cities employers used to describe the IT-Ready graduates they have hired since the program debuted in 2012.
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