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Graduating Class

As traditional schools and colleges end their academic year, our students are graduating, too. These non-traditional students are looking to make a change in their lives. Whether it is IT-Ready, PrepareU or another tech traning program, students of all ages are living a new and different life after joining the tech workforce.

June 2018

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IT-Ready QA Changes Careers and Perspective

Our first-ever IT-Ready QA to prepare students for careers as software testers graduated in the Twin Cities with all of the graduates certified and ready to get to work.

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Charles Eaton

Second Edition of Charles Eaton’s “T in STEM” Guidebook for Parents Released

After fully distributing the first printing of Charles Eaton’s popular guide for parents of STEM-inclined teens, Creating IT Futures has released an updated, second edition, also available in Kindle and Spanish versions, with a companion podcast, .

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Keith Bryant

Electronics Enthusiast Turns Passion into Second Career in Technology

When Keith Bryant was sidelined with a back injury and unable to work at his long-time job, IT-Ready gave him the credentials he needed to launch a new career in IT.

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Samuel Edwards

PrepareU Gives College Student ‘Years Worth’ of Soft Skills Knowledge in Two Short Weeks

Samuel Edwards sees a future bright with career opportunity, thanks to soft professional skills training offered by Creating IT Futures.

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Students Competing

My TSA Flashback: Teens Drawing Closer Together through Tech

Teens competing at the Technology Student Association in Alabama showed camaraderie and how tech can bring us closer together, while developing an appreciation for STEM.

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Natasha Pender

IT-Ready Charlotte’s New Manager to Recruit Employer Partners

Natasha Pender hopes to make IT-Ready Charlotte the primary ‘go to’ source for area employers seeking reliable entry-level tech workers.

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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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