Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • March 21, 2017

    10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    todd-thumb-web CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke to IT professionals and students about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.
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  • August 9, 2016

    Introducing NextUp: CompTIA’s new initiative to inspire future technologists

    charles at channelcon keynote In his keynote address at CompTIA’s ChannelCon 2016 conference, CEO Todd Thibodeaux presented this challenge to hundreds of IT executives: How can our industry attract the best and brightest for the next generation workforce?
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  • June 6, 2016

    IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class

    graduation certificate People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.
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  • June 3, 2016

    IT-Ready Pioneers In Pursuit of Successful IT Careers

    Nancy Hammervik Last month, CompTIA senior vice president of industry relations, Nancy Hammervik, spoke with the first ever women’s-only IT-Ready class and offered tips on not just how to enter, but succeed in the male dominated IT industry.
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  • March 15, 2016

    STEMployment Panel Highlights Internships as the Answer to the Skills Gap

    STEMployment Last week, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Lumity hosted a panel discussion, “STEMployment: Addressing Chicago’s Talent Pipeline,” in downtown Chicago, making a case for students starting their tech careers in high school and hearing directly from some enterprising tech interns.
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  • October 29, 2015

    Meet Carolyn O’Hearn, HTML specialist for CompTIA

    CarolynOHearn In building websites and web pages, O’Hearn expresses herself creatively using technology.
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