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  • August 1, 2019

    56 Wounded Warriors Ready to Launch their IT Careers

    A group of 56 injured veterans from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will be the first class to graduate from IT-Ready Online.

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  • July 25, 2019

    CompTIA Opens Free IT-Ready Boot Camp in Preston, Lancashire to Help Adults Launch Tech Careers

    CompTIA and its tech workforce charity, Creating IT Futures, will launch a new eight-week information technology (IT) boot camp in Lancashire in the UK.

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  • May 13, 2019

    San Diego’s First IT-Ready Class Graduates this Friday and Are Ready for Entry-Level IT Helpdesk Jobs

    Creating IT Futures’ first IT-Ready class is ready to graduate and join the tech workforce.

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  • April 25, 2019

    City of Aurora and Creating IT Futures Bring Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults to Aurora

    In partnership with the City of Aurora, Creating IT Futures is bringing its free IT-Ready career program to Aurora, IL, this summer.

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  • April 2, 2019

    Creating IT Futures Launches IT-Ready Business Analyst Class

    Creating IT Futures is launching its new IT-Ready Business Analyst (BA) class this summer in the Twin Cities.

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  • March 11, 2019

    Blue Star Families & Creating IT Futures Partner to Engage Military Spouses in IT Career Training

    Are you a military spouse looking for a career opportunity? Check out our new partnership bringing our IT-Ready program to military spouses.

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  • March 5, 2019

    CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Acquires TechGirlz to Inspire and Prepare America’s Future Tech Workforce

    Two mission-aligned nonprofits joined forces this March to build a robust pipeline of diverse, motivated, well-trained technologists that address America’s IT workforce gap.

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  • February 28, 2019

    Creating IT Futures Takes its Successful IT-Ready Career Training Online

    Creating IT Futures is taking its successful classroom-based IT-Ready class online this year, allowing adults who can’t attend one of the program’s classrooms in person to still get entry-level training and launch their tech careers.

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  • February 27, 2019

    Inaugural Phoenix IT-Ready Class To Graduate April 12; Creating IT Futures Invites Employers Hiring Entry-Level IT Staff to Check Out These Workforce-Ready Job Candidates

    Creating IT Futures launches its inaugural IT-Ready class in Phoenix.

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  • February 26, 2019

    Creating IT Futures Announces Graduation Day for Chicago’s Inaugural IT-Ready Class

    CEO Charles Eaton calls for Chicagoland IT employers to mark their calendars for April job interviews and encourages candidates for next Chicago IT-Ready course to submit applications now.

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  • February 25, 2019

    Creating IT Futures Launches New IT Core Skills Class for Adults

    We’re launching a new IT career starter class, called IT Core Skills, in the Twin Cities. This eight-week course will prepare students for additional learning to earn industry certifications as needed for a career in technology. Applications are due March 18.

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  • February 25, 2019

    IT-Ready Launches New Career Class on Software Testing in Charlotte

    With applications due by March 29, students in our IT-Ready QA class in Charlotte will learn the best practices for breaking software and squashing bugs.

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  • January 16, 2019

    Creating IT Futures Doubles its Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults for 2019

    After seven years of perfecting its IT workforce training model, Creating IT Futures is doubling the reach of its free IT-Ready career program. With classes now available in seven cities, IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field.

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  • December 5, 2018

    Cognizant U.S. Foundation Gives $4.5 Million to Help America’s Wounded Warriors Transition into Digital Economy Careers

    Grant will fund Wounded Warrior Project’s Warriors to Work® Program, providing IT-Ready education and training for thousands of former military members nationwide.

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  • November 19, 2018

    With Grant from Boeing, Creating IT Futures Opens Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults in Avondale Area of Chicago

    After three successful pop-up classes in the Chicagoland area, Creating IT Futures is launching a permanent home for its free IT-Ready career program in Chicago. With financial support from Boeing for its first Chicago class in 2019, IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field.

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  • November 1, 2018

    TEKsystems Receives Polaris Award from Creating IT Futures for Leadership in Building Tech Careers

    Creating IT Futures awarded TEKsystems with the Polaris Award, recognizing the company’s outstanding leadership in building information technology (IT) careers for those in need of new career opportunities.


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  • August 20, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Opens Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults in DuPage County

    Adults in DuPage County can now apply to Creating IT Futures’ free IT-Ready career program. IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field, which has a shortage of qualified workers. More than 30,000 tech jobs are open in the greater Chicago area. For the first time, IT-Ready will host a 14-week class in Naperville starting October 1. Applications will be accepted through September 12.

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  • July 18, 2018

    CompTIA Member Communities and Councils Donate $190K to Tech-Related Charities this Year

    CompTIA’s member communities and councils chose 19 technology-related charities in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. to give $190,000 in donations this year. ChickTech and NPower receive the largest of those donations at $50,000 and $25,000 respectively.

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  • June 19, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Releases Update to CEO Charles Eaton's Popular STEM Book for Parents

    The updated book is available in Kindle and Spanish versions, with companion podcast debuting today.  


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  • May 21, 2018

    CompTIA Supports Technology Student Association’s National Conference with Volunteers, Content and Career Mentoring

    In its support of Technology Student Association’s (TSA) National Conference in Atlanta, June 22-25, CompTIA will supply volunteers, programming content and career mentoring to middle school and high school students participating in TSA’s STEM competitions. TSA is one of CompTIA’s valued partners for its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers.

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