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June 2016



IT-Ready Gives Susie Douang a Fresh Career Start


Working as an administrative assistant in Minneapolis, Susie Douang felt like she had hit a professional ceiling. But then she discovered IT-Ready and launched a new career in IT with unlimited potential.


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Panel Asserts that Internships Are Essential to Economy, Diversity and Communities


Industry executives in Chicago discussed the importance of internships to help high school students move education from theory to application.


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IT-Ready Pioneers In Pursuit of Successful IT Careers


Last month, CompTIA senior vice president of industry relations, Nancy Hammervik, spoke with the first ever women’s-only IT-Ready class and offered tips on not just how to enter, but succeed in the male dominated IT industry.


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Raspberry Pi Competition Fosters Problem Solving, Ingenuity and Teamwork


Build It competition encouraged high-school students to develop new applications using palm-sized, single-board computer





IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class


People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.


Learn about about the class

LinkedIn Blog Series: Growing Your Network


Growing your LinkedIn network gives you a true one-up on individuals who may be competing for the same employment opportunity as you. This is all aided by your contacts having a lot of their own connections, but having the ability to navigate through the contacts of your contacts is a great thing.


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ChannelCon Panel to Focus on Building Your Workforce Through Talent Development


CompTIA’s annual conference, ChannelCon, connects the industry’s leading solution providers, vendors, distributors and media. During this year’s event, one panel will address “Building Your Workforce Through Talent Development,” on Tuesday, August 2, at 1:45 – 2:45 pm.


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