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March 2017



Creating IT Futures Publishes New Guide to Help Parents Launch Their Teen’s Career in Technology

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Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton has authored the book, “How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education.” The book is part of CompTIA’s NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers.


Learn more about the book and order your copy

How Can Employers Diversify the IT Workforce?

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A panel at the Tech Cities Conference in Minneapolis focused on how to diversify the IT workforce and fill the need for new talent.

Learn about the employer best practices



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.


Read about the initiative and schools

Atomic Data Becomes a Platinum Mission Investor of Creating IT Futures


To support tech workforce development in Minnesota, Atomic Data signed on as the first Platinum Mission Investor for Creating IT Futures. Atomic Data has been an employment partner with Creating IT Futures’ IT-Ready career program since 2013, having already hired nine IT-Ready graduates to diversify and expand its workforce.


Read about Atomic Data's committment

What’s the Difference Between a Regular Resume and an IT Resume?


How do you optimize your resume for your perfect IT jobs? Let us take you through three key steps.


Learn how to build the right resume

Pioneering Tech Apprenticeships to Solve the Skills Gap

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There’s more than one way to get into the tech workforce, and new apprenticeship programs in the U.S. discussed at SXSW are helping to close the skills gap.

Read about the SXSW panel



CompTIA Partners with TechGirlz to Help Reduce Gender Gap in Tech


CompTIA has announced a partnership with TechGirlz a nonprofit that fosters a love for technology in middle school girls. With CompTIA’s help, the non-profit will hire a Chicago-based outreach coordinator to reach more girls in Chicago.


Read more about the partnership

Governor Proclaims IT Month in Illinois


Governor Rauner proclaimed April 2017 as Information Technology Month throughout Illinois. In celebration of this new designation, organizations across the state are hosting events to demonstrate the importance of the industry and encourage students of all ages to explore a career in this growing field.



Support Creating IT Futures – Give Us a Nod!


Great NonProfits is an organization that helps people and organizations tell stories about the amazing work being done by non-profit groups all across the country. Visit the site and give Creating IT Futures a positive review!


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Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers


We’re busting the myths about teens and tech jobs in our multi-part series. Now, time to destroy perhaps the most intractable of all the basic myths about technology careers: “Money is the main benefit of a tech job.”


Learn how to bust the myths

10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce


CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke to IT professionals and students about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.


Read the top 10 skills needed





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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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