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February 2017



When Soft Skills are Critical to Tech Career and Company Success


The promotions and pay raises of an upwardly mobile IT career often depend on soft professional skills, like communication, as much as they do an employee’s technical knowledge. PrepareU helps IT employees strengthen those key skills.


Read more about PrepareU

Bust the Tech Myths!


Our 7 part myth-busting series tackles two more misconceptions – that working in technology requires a 4-year degree, and that tech jobs are only available at Facebook and Google. These myths could discourage today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s technologists. That’s why we were busting them one by one.

Learn how to combat the myths



Tech Support with Confidence: IT-Ready Grad Credits Program for Upwardly Mobile Career


Since graduating from IT-Ready in 2012, Andrea Ring has steadily advanced within her information technology career. She credits confidence and a willingness to learn for her success.


Read more about Andrea

How to Stay Positive During Your Job Search


Continual rejection during a job hunt can get anyone down. Practice these three steps to stay positive on the road to your next job.


Read the job search tips

PrepareU Alumni Report Increased Employment, Higher Wages


A recent survey of 2016 graduates of PrepareU, a new program from Creating IT Futures, reveals that employment and salaries increased following their completion of the course.


Learn about the survey results

Visit Creating IT Futures this Spring!


Our schedule is packed with exciting events and we want to see you there. Catch Creating IT Futures in action at SXSW, AMM, STEMapalooza and more!


Find us at an event near you

How to Advance the Tech Workforce on Capitol Hill

DC Fly-In

At CompTIA’s DC Fly-In this month, 180 tech leaders pushed their Congressmen for a new focus on workforce development. CompTIA called on Capitol Hill to create a new tech workforce bill. 







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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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