Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • December 19, 2017

    Dashed dream turns into ‘dream come true,’ thanks to IT-Ready

    IMG_5829 To provide for his family, Army veteran Phao Thor set his own dreams aside. IT-Ready equipped him with the skills and confidence he needed to make new dreams come true.
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  • December 11, 2017

    Getting a foot in the IT industry door

    IMG_0420 Although Teela Moua was passionate about IT, he knew that without job experience, nobody would hire him. IT-Ready gave him the credibility and certification needed to secure tech employment.
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  • December 4, 2017

    On-Site Insights: Gamer-Turned-Educator Schools the Next Generation of Technologists

    VR_1 For more than year now, Creating IT Futures has sponsored Virtual Reality events because VR is a gateway technology – one that inspires young people to pursue tech careers. While attending a VR event in Boston, we heard buzz about John Bowditch, gamer turned educator. Later, our correspondent reached out to Bowditch to hear his story…
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  • November 27, 2017

    After graduating from IT-Ready, veteran takes upwardly mobile career path in IT

    IMG_5849 In 2012, IT-Ready gave Michael Dauffenbach, a National Guardsman transitioning into the civilian workforce, the knowledge and skills he needed to secure full-time employment in the IT industry.
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  • November 21, 2017

    Make, Build, Program: Girl Scouts Tackle Robotics, Trucking and Welding with Tinker Girls

    Tinker Solder 1 The Tinker Girls event was designed to spark an interest in technology careers for the fourth to eighth grade girls.
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  • November 7, 2017

    Chicago Girl Scouts Dig into IT Hardware and Discover Confidence

    Girl Scouts TechGirlz Nov 4 Girl Scouts from Englewood use TechShopz in a Box to explore the parts that make computers work and how the pieces fit together.
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