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Tech isn’t about sitting behind a desk. It takes all kinds of work experiences, skills and a diversity of people. Learn more in this month's Star Power Newsletter.

April 2018

Girls in Tech

Colorado Technology Student Association State Conference Leads to Rewarding Experience

We attended the 2018 Colorado TSA State Competition in February. Learn how more kids are getting into tech, setting the stage for June’s National TSA Conference.

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Trent Robbins

Technology Hobby Turns into a Technology Career

While Trent Robbins didn’t know how he wanted to earn a living, he did know technology and he enjoyed tinkering with his made-from-scratch computers. IT-Ready helped Robbins turn his hobby into a career.

Read about Trent
Kids in Tech

Learning Best Through Tinkering, Imagination, Creativity, and Invention Through FUSE Studios

Patrick Getchis is a firm believer that kids learn best when they are given tangible opportunities to tinker, imagine, create and invent real things. That’s what happens in his FUSE studio at WyEast Middle School in Hood River, OR.

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Bryce Goodman

Moving Forward in Technology, Thanks to IT-Ready

IT-Ready gave Bryce Goodman the chance to show off his technology skills after graduation — which, in turn, helped him secure full-time employment in IT.

Meet Bryce
Tom Liszka Teaching Students

Top 10 Ways to Make LinkedIn a Key Tool in your Career Portfolio

For today’s tech professionals, maintaining an active LinkedIn account can prove just as crucial as certifications. Here are some tips for making your account stand out on the social media platform.

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Portland Graduates

Success Comes from Not Giving Up

Our first class for 2018 graduated last month in Portland, OR. Fourteen students started out in the class with 13 graduating. They embodied the mantra, “Never Give Up”.

Meet the Portland Class


Access Research

Access Research

Employ a Graduate

Employ A Graduate

Support Our Cause

Support Our Cause

Special Thanks to our Mission Investors & Partners

Atomic Data, The Chicago Community Trust, CompTIA, Goodwill, Illinois State Board of Education, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis Urban League, MSP TechHire, Otto Bremer Foundation, Pitney Bowes Foundation, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, TeamLogic IT, TEKsystems and WorkSource Portland Metro

Creating IT Futures

3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100 - Downers Grove, IL 60515

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The IT Workforce Charity of CompTIA

Creating IT Futures, 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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