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January 2018



Celebrating 20 Years of Creating Opportunities and Launching IT Careers

CompTIA 20th Anniversary

2018 kicks off Creating IT Futures’ 20th anniversary. Since 1998, we’ve been creating opportunities with new workforce and STEM programs, launching IT careers for thousands of Americans.

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IT-Ready Graduates Get a Jump on 2018

IT-Ready Change Someones Life

Initially wondering if IT-Ready could live up to its promises to get them prepared for a tech career in 8 weeks, two more classes celebrated their graduation from the program in December. Learn more about the classes in Minnesota and Portland.




IT-Ready Launches New Career Class on Software Testing

IT Ready QA

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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Dashed Dream Turns Into ‘Dream Come True,’ Thanks to IT-Ready


Phao Thor started his own business 5 years after completing IT-Ready. A "dream come true," the confidence and training he gained through the program gave him what he needed to blaze his own IT career path.


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Gamer-Turned-Educator Schools the Next Generation of Technologists

John Bowditch

For more than a year now, Creating IT Futures has sponsored Virtual Reality events because VR is a gateway technology – one that inspires young people to pursue tech careers. Meet John Bowditch, gamer turned educator who is teaching the next generation of game programmers.


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

Tinker Girls

New research shows that youth interest in tech careers is on the rise. Teens, especially girls, are driving positive momentum for interest in the tech arena.

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With Three Promotions in as Many Years, IT-Ready Grad Establishes Rewarding and Upwardly Mobile Tech Career

Brant Backes

Brant Backes had been out of work for nearly two years when he heard about IT-Ready. Fast-forward eight weeks later, IT-Ready had equipped him with the skills needed to launch a successful — and financially secure — tech career.


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4 Tips for Writing Cover Letters

Students at desks

Not every hiring manager reads cover letters, but for those that do, they’re a perfect opportunity to showcase your unique style and experiences. Use these four tips to help your next cover letter better sell you to hiring managers.


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A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the global IT industry association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers. 

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We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers. 

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