Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • October 30, 2019

    Why the U.S. cybersecurity talent gap threatens national security on 2 fronts

    Randi Parker, senior director, partner engagement, for Creating IT Futures explains why a senior official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called our nation’s cybersecurity talent gap a leading “national security risk” in this post excerpted from a recent episode of our Technologist Talk with Charles Eaton podcast
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  • October 28, 2019

    Anderson Lee maps the Chicagoland tech ecosystem for students

    Two years of research into Chicagoland’s tech ecosystem taught Anderson Lee a lot about its strengths and weaknesses. Now he’s leveraging that knowledge to help people under-represented in tech find a foothold and move up the career ladder.
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  • October 25, 2019

    Why today’s teens should know what being a “technologist” really means

    In this Podcast Flashback from Technologist Talk Radio, CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux brings clarity to the term “technologist” and explains how understanding this role in business can help teens envision future careers.
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  • 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 24, 2019

    How Technologists Spur Social Innovation

    In this Podcast Flashback to the inaugural episode of Technologist Talk Radio, CEO, award-winning author and social innovator, Charles Eaton, explains his organization’s philanthropic priorities and how his team measures social impact.
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  • October 21, 2019

    6 signs your school has a quality tech program (part 2)

    Eric Larson, senior director of Creating IT Futures’ NextUp initiative for teen technologists, shares the second three of six signs that your school has a quality tech program in this second of two posts excerpted from our Technologist Talk Radio podcast
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