Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • January 7, 2016

    Putting on the uniform of the person you want to be

    CarlosRivera Carlos Rivera credits IT-Ready and CompTIA A+ certification for helping him realize his true potential
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  • September 15, 2015

    Graduating Class Has High Hopes for Career Advancement.

    At this month’s IT-Ready graduation in Minneapolis, Vicki Greene, vice president of operations management at GED Testing Service, remarked, “I was not looking for someone who just wanted to get by. I wanted someone to look at this opportunity as a stepping-stone to his or her IT career. I wanted someone who had high hopes for career advancement. I found that at IT-Ready.”
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  • April 13, 2015

    Fourteen IT-Ready Graduates Are Ready To Join the IT Workforce

    At this month’s IT-Ready graduation in Minneapolis, James Afdahl, former chief financial officer for GED Testing Service, remarked, “I can see the camaraderie and team building [of these new graduates]. They have the certificate and training, and now they have the confidence to land the job. Employers want more people from IT-Ready.”
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  • September 19, 2014

    Finding a Sustainable Career in Information Technology

    Despite the country’s recent economic recession and associated unemployment, the information technology (IT) industry struggles to fill job vacancies because of a continuing shortage of qualified applicants. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that growth in IT-related positions will significantly outpace job growth in other fields. These IT positions promise family-sustaining wages and upwardly mobile career paths.
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  • May 19, 2014

    Harrison Lovell’s rough start in IT-Ready training turns into solid finish

    Per Scholas graduate who barely squeaked into program is featured speaker at this year’s CAST 2014, the annual conference of the Association for Software Testing.
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  • September 18, 2013

    Getting the Word Out

    When IT-Ready Apprentice Program graduate Ngina Baggett, 26, posed for a close-up this summer, she was a little bit apprehensive. “You’re going to put my photo where?” Just a few weeks later, her photo was on three billboards in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. “I love it!” said Baggett, who recently began a full-time technical support position that she credits IT-Ready’s training with helping her to land.
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