Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • September 18, 2017

    I’m a Technologist, Too: Meet Digital Journalist Melissa Hart – Owner & Operator, Bootstrap Communications

    melissa hart How does a storyteller working for non-profits in rural New York state become a technologist? Find out in this first installment of our “I’m a Technologist, Too” series 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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  • August 24, 2017

    Barista Serves up Tech Career

    Matt Clark ITReady gradCrop After working for a coffee retailer for years, Matt Clark dared to do something different — and served himself a satisfying new career in IT.
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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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  • July 10, 2017

    Recapping the Faces of Workforce Development

    #FacesOf_Recap Each week, the Faces of Workforce Development Showcase had a theme meant to highlight real-life testimonials of individuals who have developed into successful IT professionals thanks to workforce development programs.
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  • June 26, 2017

    Not just going to work, but going to make a difference

    #FacesOf_Week12_Brant Imagine this for a second: a pilot IT program comes to your city. The program offers training toward the CompTIA A+ certification. Also, the program will provide the vouchers for the exams. Then they say they’ll help you find a job. Oh, and by the way, it’s all free.
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  • June 19, 2017

    A home base: how workforce development assisted in obtaining United States citizenship

    #FacesOf_Week11_Catalina Every three years, Catalina Bauer had to worry about saving up enough money to renew her United States residency. Within one year of graduating IT-Ready, she secured full-time employment, and the money she was once worried about saving went to obtaining her United States citizenship.
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