Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • September 13, 2019

    TechShopz In A Box™: Free, fun and engaging hands-on tech workshops for teenage girls from TechGirlz

    From middle school through high school years, teen girls express interest in tech-based careers — but also misconceptions and reservations. TechGirlz offers a free and expansive catalog of ‘TechShopz in a Box’ workshops that adult mentors can tap to host fun, engaging and hands-on tech events that introduce teen girls to rewarding career opportunities working with technology. TechGirlz is a nonprofit program operated by Creating IT Futures.
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  • September 10, 2019

    How the Technology Student Association – the other TSA -- is preparing the next generation of technologists

    Joshua Eyaru is a technologist from Uganda working at Creating IT Futures as part of his Atlas Corps fellowship. He recently attended the 2019 National TSA Conference and wrote about his experience in a blog post.
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  • September 9, 2019

    Heads up to parents: Half a million tech jobs are waiting for employees.

    What’s the secret to closing our nation’s tech skills gap? Parents, explains Charles Eaton, Creating IT Futures CEO, and father to four children ranging from middle school to working age. The author of “A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education” shares insight into the critical role parents can play in fostering a love of technology.
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  • August 30, 2019

    ‘The employment opportunities for me are endless!'

    When Nicole R. Sain was laid off from a job that didn’t excite her, she saw it as a sign that working in the Information Technology (IT) field was where she should be. Now, having graduated from IT-Ready with CompTIA A+ certification, Sain says, “the employment opportunities are endless.”
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  • August 13, 2019

    Pick our panel for SXSW: Futureproofing America’s Tech Workforce

    Technology is changing how companies need employees. Rather than displacing humans, tech is creating never-before-seen jobs that demand new skills and constant learning. Our proposed panel for SXSW2020 will explore this topic in depth.
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  • August 12, 2019

    Video: How IT Certifications Advance Careers | Road to ChannelCon

    IT pros and students shared firsthand how IT training and certifications help them get into IT, perform well on the job and best serve their customers.
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