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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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  • June 26, 2017

    Organizations Struggle to Close Widening Skills Gaps, CompTIA Survey Reveals

    Organizations acknowledge that they have widening skills gaps within their workforces, but many are struggling to find solutions to narrow the gaps, according to a report from CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association.

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  • May 22, 2017

    Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems Partner to Bring Free IT Training and Career Program for Adults to Charlotte, NC

    To grow the information technology (IT) workforce and the diversity within tech in North Carolina, Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems are partnering to bring the IT-Ready career program to adults in Charlotte. For the first time in the state, an eight-week IT-Ready class, supported by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and Charlotte Works, will start August 14. Applications will be accepted through July 23 at An information session about the class also will be hosted at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus at 5:00 p.m. on June 13. 

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  • May 1, 2017

    Guy Fruda of Deloitte Named Chair of Creating IT Futures

    Creating IT Futures, the tech workforce charity of CompTIA, announced the new officers for its board. Guy Fruda, managing director, East Region Technology, Deloitte Services, is Creating IT Futures’ new board chair. 

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  • April 18, 2017

    TechGirlz Offers Free Computer Classes to Chicago Middle School Girls

    TechGirlz, with funding from CompTIA’s NextUp campaign to interest teens in tech careers, is offering its first computer classes in Chicago this May to middle school girls. Both classes will be offered at Studio Xfinity, 901 W. Weed Street in Chicago. Girls in grades 6-9 can sign up for either event at

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  • April 12, 2017

    Creating IT Futures, Minneapolis Urban League and City of Minneapolis Bring IT-Ready Career Program Downtown

    This summer Creating IT FuturesMinneapolis Urban League and the City of Minneapolis are offering the award-winning IT-Ready career program in downtown Minneapolis. IT-Ready trains and certifies information technology (IT) workers and helps place them into their first paid IT role. IT-Ready is part of the City of Minneapolis’ MSP TechHire initiative. To close the workforce skills gap in the high-tech economy, the MSP TechHire initiative enables diverse workers to access training, support and tech jobs across the Greater Minneapolis Region. 

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  • April 3, 2017

    Creating IT Futures Opens Free IT Training and Career Program for Adults in Portland, OR

    Adults in the Portland, OR, area 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. For the first time, the Portland Urban League and WorkSource Portland Metro will host an eight-week IT-Ready class at CENTRL Office on NW Everett in Portland starting May 1. Applications will be accepted through April 20 at

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  • March 20, 2017

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

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA has partnered with FUSE at Northwestern University to equip 21 schools in nine states each with an interactive FUSE Studio. Each studio allows dozens or even hundreds of students to dive into challenging, self-directed projects ranging from using SketchUp to design their dream home to using a 3D printer to make jewelry to building their own solar-powered mini-car. CompTIA and FUSE also will collaborate to build three IT-focused challenges designed to expose youth to various IT professions and career pathways in fun and engaging ways. 

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  • March 16, 2017

    CompTIA Partners with TechGirlz to Help Reduce Gender Gap in Tech

    As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with TechGirlz to reduce the gender gap in technology occupations. With the help of CompTIA’s $125,000 donation to TechGirlz, the non-profit will hire a Chicago-based outreach coordinator to reach more girls in Chicago. 

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