Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • February 19, 2013

    Take a Look at Me Now: IT-Ready Graduates Find Stability in Long Term IT Positions

    Jarvis is pleased with the work he's put into his future. Asked about his prospects, IT-Ready graduate Jarvis Madlung summarizes his thoughts quite nicely. “Things are looking really good,” he said. They are, indeed.
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  • January 22, 2013

    A Bright, Shining Star: Pomeroy Wins Polaris Award

    Creating IT Futures awarded Pomeroy with the Polaris Award, given to a company that is leading the way toward information technology (IT) careers for those in need of career opportunities. Pomeroy, a leading IT services company based in Hebron, KY, was recognized by the nonprofit foundation for taking on five newly trained IT workers from the foundation's inaugural IT-Ready program, the most of any company in 2012.
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  • January 22, 2013

    All Fired Up: IT Apprentice Finds His Home in Security

    For several years after high school, Theo Hysell, now 26, worked for a shipping company stacking boxes. It was good honest work. “But you can only do that for so long before your brain starts to melt.” The Minneapolis native needed a larger challenge.
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  • December 5, 2012

    Finding a Home: One Man Embarks on a Quest for the American Dream

    In a black and white photograph, there is a young boy in Thailand holding a small chalkboard scribbled with his name and a refugee number. He looks directly into the camera, as if searching for his future. Today that boy is an American citizen, but the man, Nhia Yang, now 38, still looks ahead with hope in his eyes.
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  • October 26, 2012

    Helping Them Look Forward

    Melanie always knew she was good with technology, even if others assumed that being a woman was some sort of technology handicap. “I get really mad when I go shopping for electronics and guys talk down to me and act like I don't know what I'm talking about,” she says.
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  • September 19, 2012

    Assessing for Success

    It was the last day of assessments, a day that would determine the final make-up of an IT-Ready class which prepares individuals for a CompTIA A+ certification and a full-time paid apprenticeship with a local company. The candidate arrived barely on time, breathing heavily and sweating. Despite the shaky start, he passed his assessment exams and his interview went well.
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