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December 2016



CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge Continues Through the New Year


Creating IT Futures is out to win one of the five grand prizes. With this being such an integral time of year for giving, we can’t thank you enough for helping us end the year and start 2017 on a really high note.



Why Today’s Teens Should Become Tomorrow’s Technologists


Why do I believe today’s teens should become tomorrow’s technologists? We asked them.


Learn more from Charles

Don’t Neglect Employability Skills in Your IT Job Search


Soft skills are anything but soft; they’re key to getting you hired. Keywords like ‘communication’, ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘teamwork’ should be on your resume and your LinkedIn profile.


Read more about soft skills

Creating Problem-Solvers

Problem Solvers

IT-Ready graduated its largest class in Minnesota with 22 new IT problem-solvers ready to gain jobs in the industry.


Learn more about the graduates



Moving from Forklifts to Help Desk, Thanks to IT-Ready


After being laid off three times in six years, Jeff Davis knew he needed to get out of warehouse logistics. IT-Ready gave him the tools he needed to move into information technology.


Read more about Jeff's story

CompTIA Member Communities Give Nonprofit TechGirlz $30,000 Contribution


CompTIA’s IT Security and IT Services & Support communities, and Vendor Advisory and Distribution Advisory councils support charity’s goal of reducing the gender gap in IT.







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The Creating IT Futures Foundation, 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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