Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • February 14, 2018

    I’m a Technologist, Too: Meet Shannon Branch, Scholar and Innovator

    Technologist Art 4Technologists know how to rise above challenges to find pathways to solutions. Shannon Branch is an excellent example. Read her inspirational profile in this installment of our series “I’m a Technologist, Too,” excerpted from Charles Eaton’s book How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education.
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  • 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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  • November 2, 2017

    Accenture gives students work-based experiences to prepare them for full-time employment

    Rigoberto Velazquez_1725 A collaborative new internship program between Accenture and City Colleges of Chicago is benefitting both business and graduates pursuing IT careers.
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  • July 17, 2017

    Don't wait for someone else to solve a problem; be the change you seek

    John Malonson 400px Last month, we caught up with Creating IT Futures Board Member John Malonson to discuss his charity work, involvement with the BDPA, and his thoughts on increasing diversity in the tech workforce.
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  • May 1, 2017

    Workforce Development Helps Complete the Career Mission

    #FacesOf_Week4_Brittany Not all success stories start with certification and end in IT. While we strive for 100 percent certification rate and placement in IT-specific jobs through IT-Ready, some stories take time to evolve and lead to new career opportunities, even outside of IT.
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