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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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  • May 1, 2018

    New Mini-Documentary Highlights How the World’s Largest Tech Industry Association is Working to Close the Skills and Diversity Gap in IT Jobs

    WorkingNation and CompTIA’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, collaborated to show how programs helping untapped talent transfer their skills to quality jobs are increasingly important for a healthy workforce pipeline.

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  • April 17, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Puts Down Roots in Charlotte, NC, Offering Free IT Training and Career Program

    Committing to upskilling and expanding North Carolina’s tech workforce, Creating IT Futures is establishing a permanent home in Charlotte for its IT-Ready career program. With funding from TEKsystems and supported by a grant from to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Creating IT Futures will offer four IT-Ready tech support classes this year at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus

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  • April 10, 2018

    Creating IT Futures Names Executives from GED Testing Service, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and TEKsystems to its Board

    Our diverse board is guiding our charity in creating more on-ramps to tech careers.

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  • April 3, 2018

    Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems Partner on IT-Ready Career Program to Increase Diversity in Tech Workforce

    To increase diversity within America’s tech workforce, Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems are partnering to expand the IT-Ready career program to more cities. At no cost to students, IT-Ready assesses, trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the IT field, which has a shortage of qualified workers.

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  • March 22, 2018

    12 Schools Selected for New FUSE Studios with CompTIA-Funded Tech Activities for Students

    Expanding its partnership with the FUSE program at Northwestern University, CompTIA will enable an additional 12 schools to receive two-year STEAM (STEM plus Arts) education grants.

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  • March 2, 2018

    TechGirlz Reaches “10,000 Girlz” Through Hands-On Technology Education

    TechGirlz, a nonprofit organization inspiring middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, is approaching a major milestone on March 3: reaching 10,000 girls across the globe through its tech workshops and summer camps. To mark the day, TechGirlz will host a series of free workshops in nine states.

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  • February 21, 2018

    CompTIA Funding 10 Additional FUSE Studios for STEAM Education in Schools

    Schools can apply for a FUSE Studio grant; applications are due March 4.

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  • February 1, 2018

    CompTIA Partners with Technology Student Association to Interest Teens in Tech Careers

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with the Technology Student Association (TSA) to expand STEM opportunities, competitions and leadership development. CompTIA will work with TSA to enhance their national footprint via competitions, leadership programming, teacher professional development, marketing and technology applications.

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  • January 23, 2018

    IT-Ready Launches New Career Class on Software Testing

    After five years of successful IT-Ready classes in the Twin Cities, preparing new tech workers for help desk jobs and future careers in networking and cybersecurity, Creating IT Futures is launching a new free training class, IT-Ready QA.

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  • January 9, 2018

    Sparked by Girls, Teens Interest in Tech Careers is on the Rise, New CompTIA Research Reveals

    More teenagers, especially girls, are open to the possibility of a career in information technology (IT), according to a new research report released today by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.

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  • January 8, 2018

    NextUp Offers Resources for Students Considering Careers in Tech

    With new research indicating more teenagers are considering careers in information technology (IT), leading tech industry association CompTIA is spotlighting career resources available through its NextUp initiative and other sources.

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  • August 16, 2017

    IT-Ready Career Program for Adults Returns to Portland, OR, this Fall

    After a successful pilot class last spring, Creating IT Futures will bring its free IT-Ready career program back to Portland, OR, this fall, allowing adults to get trained for their first jobs in tech. The eight-week IT-Ready class funded by Worksystems and the Urban League of Portland will be hosted at CENTRL Office on NW Everett in Portland starting October 23. Applications will be accepted through September 27 at

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