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June 2017



IT-Ready Moves Into Charlotte This August


To grow the IT workforce and the diversity within tech in North Carolina, Creating IT Futures and TEKsystems are partnering to bring the IT-Ready career program to adults in Charlotte.

Read about IT-Ready in Charlotte

Accountant finds new career path in IT industry


Despite having the right academic credentials and years’ worth of professional experience, Theresa Demby struggled to find full-time work as an accountant. IT-Ready provided skills she needed to begin a new career path in technology.

Read Theresa's Story



The Role of Continuing Education in Workforce Development Programs 


A career in tech is leading to surreal days for many individuals. After completing their respective workforce development programs, more students are pursuing additional certifications, allowing them to gain more knowledge and work on projects that a year prior they would not have understood.


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Thank You for Attending the IT-Ready Annual Celebration!


“The IT-Ready Alumni Celebration is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Sue Wallace, executive director, Minneapolis. It is an evening to showcase how the success of the program is really the culmination of each alumni’s individual successes.”


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The Middle-skill Opportunity: A Blueprint for Job Growth


More than half of STEM jobs are so-called middle-skill jobs, where well-paid jobs are available without the need for a bachelor’s degree. Still, employers are struggling to find enough workers with the right skills for these jobs, and the demand for middle-skill workers is only expected to grow during the next decade.


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Eric White Put All His Chips on the Career Table — And Won Big


Eric White describes quitting his job to enroll in IT-Ready the ‘riskiest’ move of his life. Now his risk-taking is paying off with a higher, stable wage and an upward career path within the IT industry.

Read Eric's Story



Creating IT Futures Helps Girl Scouts Create Confidence at STEMapalooza


Our team creates inspiration by collaborating with other organizations with similar missions. And one way we support these like-minded groups is participating in their events. Earlier this year, we joined the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana for their 6th annual STEMapalooza. Here’s how we worked together.


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A Day in the Life of an IT Pro: Tier 1 Help Desk Specialist


Nine months into her first IT job, Mai Vue talks with CompTIA about her new position and her plans for the future.


Read about being an IT Pro

How to Succeed in Tech: Tips for Your First Year in IT


Logan Murphy, a technology consultant and developer who helps new IT pros navigate the landscape of their early careers, offers advice on how to learn your craft, build relationships and prepare for the next step in your IT career.


Read Logan's Tips

Columnist’s Corner: Who Are the Technologists of Our (Near) Future?


Our executives create inspiration by sharing expertise and insight with industry magazines as regular columnists. In April, this opinion piece by Charles Eaton appeared for the first time in Recruiter Today: The Career and Employment Magazine. Charles will appear in Recruiter Today on a monthly basis in 2017.


Read Charles' Column







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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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