Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • April 16, 2013

    My Journey to Being A+ Certified

    It’s one of the ironies of being an association executive that many of us have never worked in the very industries we support. My first association job was at a professional society for business intelligence; later, I worked at associations representing consumer electronics, healthcare, and, now, IT — all industries or professions for which I had no direct training.
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  • March 20, 2013

    IT-Ready Graduate: Solving Customers' Problems in Online Security

    Andrea Ring describes her role at SecureConnect as interesting and rewarding – and said she easily sees herself working there five years and beyond. After finishing a delicious meal in a restaurant, you and your date want to pay the bill and leave. But the server who took your credit card disappeared. You wait. And wait. And wait. He finally returns, harried and apologetic. The restaurant’s credit card system isn’t working – and now you can’t pay your bill.
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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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  • 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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