Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • May 19, 2014

    Harrison Lovell’s rough start in IT-Ready training turns into solid finish

    Per Scholas graduate who barely squeaked into program is featured speaker at this year’s CAST 2014, the annual conference of the Association for Software Testing.
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  • June 14, 2013

    From the Depths of Despair

    Last year, Joel Mielke of Crystal, Minnesota, a 42-year-old divorced father of four, found himself at the point of despair. “I was at a point in my life when I felt I had nothing to offer society, nothing I could contribute of value. It was so demoralizing. I almost cannot explain the depths that I was at.”
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  • August 21, 2012

    Mentors Make Their Mark

    Theodore Hysell, 25, of Minneapolis had just completed his training with the Creating IT Futures Foundation’s IT-Ready program when he faced his next crucial challenge: an interview with his first potential employer. For advice, he turned to a person he’d never even met in person: his IT-Ready Mentor, Rick Shafer, a senior IT technician with Avaya Communication in Asheville, N.C.
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