Husband-wife IT-Ready graduates agree: Life Is Good!


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As we see 2018 come to a close we're excited about all that Creating IT Futures has accomplished this year. But we're even more excited about the future! 2019 promises to be our most monumental year yet, with an increase in IT-Ready classes and a dedicated effort to bring veterans into the IT industry.

December 2018

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Cognizant U.S. Foundation Gives $4.5 Million to Help America’s Wounded Warriors Transition into Digital Economy Careers

The grant will fund Wounded Warrior Project’s Warriors to Work® Program, providing IT-Ready education and training for thousands of former military members nationwide.

Charles Eaton and Franklin Reed

TEKSystems Receives Polaris Award from Creating IT Futures for Leadership in Building Tech Careers

Creating IT Futures awarded TEKsystems with the Polaris Award, recognizing the company’s outstanding leadership in building information technology (IT) careers for those in need of new career opportunities.

Be a Hero to a Hero

Thank You for Giving on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2018 had special meaning for us this year, as we dedicated the day to veterans. Our Be A Hero To A Hero campaign yielded thousands of dollars that will bring more vets into IT jobs in 2019. It's not too late! If you'd like to donate, you still can. Get your tax-deductible donations in by December 31!

The Monestimes

When Life Is Good

IT-Ready’s only married-couple alumni, Sherlana and Harold Monestime, reflect on how the program changed their lives, for the better.

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IT-Ready Produces Tech Career Solutions

Our new social media fellow went to his first IT-Ready graduation and saw how the students are creating their own opportunities and tech career solutions.

Chuck Lennon

IT-Ready Finds Partner and Advocate in TeamLogicIT

Chuck Lennon, executive vice president at TeamLogicIT, says IT-Ready is producing workplace ready, entry-level tech workers that all companies in the industry should want to hire.


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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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