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April 2016



Creating IT Futures launches two new, free IT career-development programs

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The Creating IT Futures Foundation has launched two new career development programs called PrepareU and DevPrep, both tuition-free for participants. PrepareU will help students hone soft professional skills needed for career advancement, while DevPrep will teach basic coding literacy for people interested in software development careers.



New IT pro Dylan Anderson honed leadership and IT skills, thanks to IT-Ready

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Saying IT-Ready gave him the confidence he needed to stand out at work, Anderson sets his sights on more certifications and a new, upwardly mobile career.


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No man or woman left behind – April IT-Ready Twin Cities graduation

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Our 13th IT-Ready class in Minneapolis graduated this month, and each of the 20 students supported each other like a team so that everyone graduated.


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Creating IT Futures to help public-housing residents acquire job-driven skills

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CompTIA’s IT charity tapped for federal effort to create new economic opportunities for people residing in government housing.


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Chicago start-up “taps” into Early College STEM School internship program


Heather Holmes is the founder and CEO of TapGenes, a family engagement start-up platform around healthcare. Bringing people on to her small team takes time, energy, and resources, but what she received from Chicago’s Early College STEM School internship program was tremendous.




To move up the career ladder, be competent in the job you have now

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Angela Allen spent more than 30 years at IBM. We asked Angela what got her into technology and how others could follow her example.


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Transition Tech prepares soldiers at Fort Bragg for civilian IT careers

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IT Futures Labs, an initiative of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, is partnering with Fayetteville Tech Community College (FTCC) in North Carolina on Transition Tech, a new program to offer fast-track information technology (IT) certification training to soldiers in their last year of military service.


See how





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The Creating IT Futures Foundation, 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. 

Our Mission

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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