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People come to IT from all walks of life - the non-profit sector, retail, even the military. The common thread is the desire for continuous improvement and learning. Join us this month as we celebrate individuals who have found their passion in IT.

May 2018

Jonathan Parsons

Former Army Intelligence Analyst Finds Perfect Civilian Tech Job

IT-Ready gave Jonathan Parsons the tools he needed to deploy his military experience into a civilian tech role that earned family-sustaining wages.

Meet Jonathan
Trent Robbins

IT-Ready Celebrates Alumni

Creating IT Futures once again brought together their IT-Ready graduates and employers, as well as past alumni, longtime supporters and sponsors, for an evening of celebration and networking. Check out the four Facebook Live events and photo highlights from the day!

Read about Trent
Brad Foster

Thanks to IT-Ready, Tech Hobbyist Turns Passion into Steady Paycheck

Brad Foster has enjoyed playing with technology for as long as he can remember. An IT-Ready class in Charlotte gave him the knowledge and skills he needed to turn his avocation into a new career.

Meet Brad
Amy Eernisse-Liang

New City Manager To Expand IT-Ready’s Reach in Portland, OR

Amy Eernisse-Liang brings to her role a passion for connecting people to their communities.

Get to know Amy
Priya Gupta presenting her poster

Tech Diversity and Leadership in Action

The business tech world may be struggling with increasing diversity in its workforce, but if you want to see diversity and leadership in action, go to a TSA competition, where you'll see students competing both individually and in teams, with males, females and kids of all races working together.

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Cassandra Anderson

I’m a Technologist, Too: Meet Cassandra Anderson

Tech careers have beginnings in unexpected places. Cassandra Anderson’s began in an unlikely setting working with obsolete technology. Read her story in this latest installment in our series “I’m a Technologist, Too.”

Meet Cassandra


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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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