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October 2017



First Class of IT-Ready Graduates in Charlotte Are Ready to Work


With one of our most diverse classes to date, IT-Ready graduated its first cohort of students in Charlotte.

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IT-Ready Grad Gains the Confidence to Call Herself an IT Pro

Portland Graduation

Rashmi Bhattarai was skeptical that an 8-week class would get her started in a tech career, but IT-Ready changed her mind.

Meet Rashmi



Panel Turns Diversity into Dividends


Tech leaders unpack the benefits of diverse and inclusive office cultures with Creating IT Futures.


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On-Site Insights: Creating Opportunities Through Job Training


Back in March 2017, Andrea Rios McMillian participated in a panel discussion at STEMapalooza, an annual event organized by the Girl Scouts. Each panelist described the unique pathway she has followed during her career working with technology. We continue the conversation here.


Hear from Andrea

CompTIA’s Business Applications Advisory Council Donates $10,000 to NPower


Contributions will help the nonprofit in creating digital career pathways for veterans and disadvantaged young adults.


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Cybersecurity Needs Technologists? Are You One of Them?


Our own Charles Eaton explores the skills gap for IT jobs and talks about the five traits of a technologist.

Read Charles' Article



Be Like Curious George; Always Ask Why

Keith Strong

Keith Strong, co-founder and president of Network Insiders, advises new IT pros how to grow their tech careers.



Creating IT Futures is a Top-rated Nonprofit – Help us Keep That Designation!


If you love our work, then tell the world! Please take 3 minutes to help us get Top-Rated status at GreatNonprofits by sharing your story. It’s quick, easy & really helps us out.


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CompTIA’s Public Sector Council Donates $10,000 to Combat Opioid Dependence


Members of the State & Local Government and Education (SLED) Council join The Pew Charitable Trusts in tackling a modern-day epidemic.


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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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