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November 2017



Navy Veteran Credits IT-Ready for Flourishing Civilian Career


When Brittian McIntosh left the Navy with electronics expertise and professional commendations, he assumed his transition into the civilian workforce would be an easy one. It wasn’t. But, IT-Ready gave Brittian skills and credentials to kick start a new career.

Meet Brittian

You Can Give Someone an IT Job This Holiday Season

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This season, we invite you to join us in creating new on-ramps for tech careers. Look for an email from us that gives you the chance to open doors for those less fortunate through support of IT-Ready, NextUp and Creating IT Futures. Your gift will enable thousands, like Rashmi Bhattarai, to take the first step to a tech career.




Girl Scouts Get Excited about Touch-Screen App Design


Middle school Girl Scouts opt into technology, crossing state lines at the crack of dawn to learn about app development, wire framing and prototyping.


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IT-Ready Summer Graduates Open the Door for Classes To Follow


Whether it was to expand interest, to gain validation, or to start fresh, the IT-Ready Minneapolis / St. Paul Summer 2017 class has been set on a path of lifelong learning.


Meet the Class

CompTIA’s Canadian Member Community Supports Charities Serving Youths


Contributions will help Canadian nonprofits Future Possibilities for Kids and Kids Help Phone support at-risk children



Accenture Gives Students Work-based Experiences


A collaborative new internship program between Accenture and City Colleges of Chicago is benefitting both business and graduates pursuing IT careers.

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Strata CEO Nurtures Young Technologists Through TechGirlz


This summer Joy Baer, CEO of ad tech software company Strata, hosted a STEM workshop with Creating IT Futures partner TechGirlz in Chicago. After the event, our correspondent caught up with Baer to continue the conversation.


Meet Joy

CompTIA’s UK Community Offers Support to Youths, Seniors

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Contributions will help nonprofits AbilityNet and TeenTech encourage teens, disabled people and the elderly to pursue tech interests and careers.



IT-Ready Sponsor Paves Way for Expansion Efforts


With support from donors like TeamLogicIT, IT-Ready aims to expand to 10 cities by 2021, launching tech careers for 1,000 students each year and boosting local economies. Join companies like TeamLogic IT in helping us grow.


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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. 

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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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