Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • February 1, 2018

    CompTIA Mentors Help Kids Dabble in Design and Technology

    FUSE Glen Ellyn 3 Kids learn what they’re interested in and how that translates to job skills by taking on technology and design challenges in FUSE Studios.
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  • November 20, 2013

    New Ground

    A new collaboration with a Minneapolis nonprofit is testing a widened scope of information technology (IT) job training. Since Creating IT Futures introduced its IT-Ready Apprentice Program in early 2012, two groups that haven’t qualified for the program have stood out.
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  • February 20, 2013

    I Got the Job: Meet the Ones Who Place IT-Ready Students in IT Careers

    Until recently, Kathleen Brennan’s job was helping to sell GPS electronics to large retailers around the Twin Cities, MN. She’s still helping people locate a true direction, but in a slightly different way. Now Brennan is helping them find careers in technology.
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  • May 21, 2012

    Behind the Scenes of IT-Ready

    On May 5, 2012, I celebrated my youngest son’s third birthday. Like most little kids’ birthdays, Shane’s party was filled with laughter, messiness and running — lots of running. Two days later I celebrated another birth that will rank up there as one of the most significant milestones of my life: On May 7, Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready Apprentice Program was born.
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  • December 7, 2011

    A Veteran's Path From Homelessness to Hope

    Today we also recognize Pearl Harbor Day. Read President Obama's speech commemorating the 70th anniversary of this momentous event. Tim Burford Timothy Burford served in the U.S. Army for several years as a Humvee mechanic and eventually found himself deployed to the Iraq War. After suffering a life-threatening episode of heat exhaustion, he received an honorable medical discharge. The father of two young children, Tim was unable to find a job related to his military work experience.
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