Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • February 1, 2018

    CompTIA Mentors Help Kids Dabble in Design and Technology

    FUSE Glen Ellyn 3 Kids learn what they’re interested in and how that translates to job skills by taking on technology and design challenges in FUSE Studios.
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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 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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  • August 7, 2017

    On-Site Insights: Creating opportunities through giving back

    Toriana Back in March 2017, Toriana Williams participated in a panel discussion at STEMapalooza, an annual event organized by the Girl Scouts. Each panelist described her unique pathway getting started in a technology career. We continue the conversation here.
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  • June 1, 2017

    Columnist’s Corner: Who Are the Technologists of Our (Near) Future?

    ColumnistCorner Our executives create inspiration by sharing expertise and insight with industry magazines as regular columnists. In April, this opinion piece by Charles Eaton appeared for the first time in Recruiter Today: The Career and Employment Magazine. Charles will appear in Recruiter Today on a monthly basis in 2017.
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  • May 17, 2017

    Chicago’s Got a New STEM Resource: TechGirlz

    TechGirlz Girls learning about technology at TechGirlz events are usually doing one of two things: frowning seriously into a problem, or bubbling with excitement over their latest breakthrough. TechShopz are a combination of cerebral and silly, and are experiences meant to expand a girl’s budding interest in technology.
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