Read more about how IT-Ready helps bring veterans into meaningful IT careers.


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Be a Hero to a Hero. Creating IT Futures is dedicating November to honoring military veterans and their families. As part of this effort, we're announcing a two-fold increase in the number of IT-Ready classes for 2019, and a dedicated effort to bring military veterans into the program. Join us so we can help veterans achieve rewarding careers in tech.

November 2018

Be a Hero to a Hero

We’re Counting Down ‘Til Giving Tuesday

Join our “Be a Hero to a Hero” campaign! Our efforts are dedicated to bringing military veterans into the IT-Ready program, and we need your help.


IT-Ready: Lessons to Help You in Any Career Path

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Preble forged a rewarding career with the military, serving 14 years. Despite his years of practical experience, he faced a tough time finding suitable civilian work. After completing IT-Ready he was able to retool his skill set to reach his goals.

Isiah Rafos

Lighting a Fire Under a New Career

When Isiah Rafos’s dream of becoming a firefighter was extinguished, IT-Ready offered him a viable new path.

Brant Backes

National Guardsman Establishes Rewarding Tech Career

Brant Backes had been out of work for nearly two years when he heard about IT-Ready. Fast-forward eight weeks later, IT-Ready had equipped him with the skills needed to launch a successful — and financially secure — tech career.

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Committed to Learning for Career Success

Highest performing IT-Ready class in Portland, OR, graduates with a commitment to keep learning.


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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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