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March 2016



Women in tech careers on the rise, but growth still needed

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With only 25 percent of the IT workforce made up of women, how do we entice more women to think about a career in IT? Charles Eaton, president of Creating IT Futures Foundation talks about women’s unique abilities to excel in IT careers

The IT-Ready program empowers women every day to go into technology careers. Watch the IT-Ready: Empowering Women in IT Technology video to learn more.



Are all IT training programs truly fulfilling employer needs?

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A new report from JPMorgan Chase reveals uncertainty about how well tech-training programs are meeting employers’ needs. The report looks beyond the hype of the tech worker boom by charting growth and challenges that face IT training programs, and evaluating what efforts work best.


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Finding New Tech Workers through New Pipelines

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During the Tech Cities 2016 Conference at the University of Minnesota last month, attendees learned about how to build their own tech worker pipelines. With unemployment still low, especially in the tech workforce, employers need to think outside the box to find new and qualified employees.


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STEMployment Panel Highlights Internships as an Answer to the Skills Gap

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Last week, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Lumity hosted a panel discussion, “STEMployment: Addressing Chicago’s Talent Pipeline,” in downtown Chicago, making a case for students starting their tech careers in high school and hearing directly from some enterprising tech interns.


More about the panel



Filling the Skills Gap


IT job postings soared by 62 percent last year. How are we filling the IT skills gap?


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Building the IT Worker Pipeline in the Twin Cities

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From an employer’s perspective, it’s a tight job market, especially in the Twin Cities. The TechHire Initiative is working to expand tech worker pipelines.


See how





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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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