Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • October 25, 2019

    Tech industry employer, Atomic Data, finds well-prepared professionals in IT-Ready grads

    When hiring managers at Atomic Data interview candidates for vacant positions, the softer professional skills the candidates possess often are just as important as technical knowledge. That’s why Atomic Data has hired 9 graduates from our IT-Ready Technical Support program — because they come to work already knowing the day-to-day expectations of a tech professional.
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  • October 4, 2019

    Launching a cybersecurity career, starting with CompTIA A+ certification

    Since 2005, some 10 billion+ data records have been hacked, demonstrating the acute need for cybersecurity experts. With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, now is a great time to launch a tech career protecting data — beginning with CompTIA A+ certification.
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  • May 20, 2019

    Does a College Degree Equate to Workforce Success?

    Achieving a college degree has long been a pillar of the American Dream. However, based on two John Zogby Strategies polls -one conducted in September 2017 and another in July of 2018 – we are seeing a deep divide in the overall public perception about whether or not completing a college degree can aid their graduates in achieving success in the workforce.
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  • May 17, 2019

    What’s the Difference Between an Apprenticeship vs. an Internship?

    The number of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training programs is expected to grow as a solution to filling the 1.3 million tech jobs projected to be unfilled through 2023. While there are some similarities between internships and apprenticeships, the two are inherently different.
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  • January 21, 2019

    Fulfilling the Rising Demand for Tech Workers

    Despite turbulence in the U.S. stock market, the nation’s economy is growing — and the demand for tech workers is increasing. IT-Ready is creating a bigger pool of tech job candidates.
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  • November 28, 2018

    Hungry for a work opportunity

    Chris Harris, CTO at BridgeTech in Portland, finds IT-Ready graduates equipped with technical acumen — and hungry for a professional opportunity.
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