Read our latest profiles of employers and students finding success in IT!


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From student competitions in STEM to adults earning certifications, Creating IT Futures is expanding its reach every day. We're excited to share some inspiring stories that underscore the importance of introducing people of all ages to the technology industry. And we love seeing the results: An employer who continues to hire IT-Ready grads because of their high qualifications; an alum who can finally think about retirement planning; and a student stepping out into a leadership position. Read on for more!

April 2019

U.S. Bank Employee interviewing IT-Ready student

U.S. Bank in Portland Finds Help Desk Employees Through IT-Ready

U.S. Bank relies on capable employees to make operations run smoothly. The bank has hired seven knowledgeable and empathetic IT-Ready graduates for its Portland Help Desk operations.

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Where Are They Now? Catching up with Theo Hysell

IT-Ready grad Theo Hysell says early retirement is a distinct possibility now, thanks to his successful tech career launched by IT-Ready.

Developing Resilience, the TSA Way

The Technology Student Association (TSA) Colorado is one of the largest TSA groups in the country. At the state conference, there were over 1,700 middle and high school students competing in more than 70 events from robotics to debate to fashion design.

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Graduates Call IT-Ready Life Changing, Life Rearranging

For 20 Chicago men and women, the free 8-week technology program is providing a foothold in the IT industry.

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Recovering Entrepreneur Turns Certified Software QA Professional with IT-Ready

After giving up the web technology business he owned and operated for six years, James McCracken found himself stuck in professional limbo. IT-Ready QA equipped him with the skills needed to launch a new tech career.

IT-Ready tweet chat

Join Our IT-Ready Tweet Chat on April 24 at 11 AM CT

Ben Rohling will discuss the hard skills needed to pass the CompTIA A+ to launch your tech career. To join the tweet chat, follow hashtag #ITReadyChat on Twitter.


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