Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • June 5, 2017

    From warehouse inventories and forklifts to a career in tech, thanks to workforce development

    #FacesOf_Week9_Jeff After spending 16 years working in warehouses, managing inventories and moving products on pallets with forklifts, Jeff Davis knew he needed a change. That change came in the form of a lay-off notice – the third one he had received in six years.
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  • May 30, 2017

    Workforce development programs lead to great jobs with great benefits

    #FacesOf_Week8_Joel In 2012, Joel Mielke found himself at the point of despair. In his words, he was at a point in his life when he felt he had nothing to offer society and nothing he could contribute of value. IT-Ready helped the displaced auto-manufacturing worker establish an upwardly mobile career in information technology.
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  • May 22, 2017

    Putting a stop to dreading the end of the weekend

    #FacesOf_Week7_Peter With a career in IT, our IT-Ready graduates have a job they enjoy going to and no longer dread the end of the weekend.
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  • May 18, 2017

    Accountant finds new career path in IT industry

    Theresa_Demby Despite having the right academic credentials and years’ worth of professional experience, Theresa Demby struggled to find full-time work as an accountant. IT-Ready provided skills she needed to begin a new career path in technology.
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  • May 16, 2017

    Guy Fruda Named Chair of Creating IT Futures Board

    GuyFruda We announced the new officers for our board. Guy Fruda, managing director, East Region Technology, Deloitte Services, is our new board chair.
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  • May 15, 2017

    The importance soft skills play in successfully reaching your goals

    #FacesOf_Week6_Nikki The promotions and pay raises of an upwardly mobile IT career often depend on soft professional skills, like communication, as much as they do an employee’s technical knowledge. PrepareU – a series of interactive, classroom-based, soft-skills lessons and labs – is helping tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.
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