Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • April 26, 2016

    IT Pro with 17 Certifications Says Certs Are the Way to Go

    17 Certifications Learn how a fledgling journalism student switched over to IT and realized finding jobs there was as competitive, so went on a certification spree to jumpstart his career.
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  • April 14, 2016

    To Move Up the Career Ladder, Be Competent in the Job You Have Now

    AngelaAllen Angela Allen spent more than 30 years at IBM. We asked Angela what got her into technology and how others could follow her example.
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  • March 15, 2016

    STEMployment Panel Highlights Internships as the Answer to the Skills Gap

    STEMployment Last week, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Lumity hosted a panel discussion, “STEMployment: Addressing Chicago’s Talent Pipeline,” in downtown Chicago, making a case for students starting their tech careers in high school and hearing directly from some enterprising tech interns.
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  • March 10, 2016

    Filling the Skills Gap

    Charles_blog IT job postings soared by 62 percent last year. How are we filling the IT skills gap?
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  • March 3, 2016

    Finding New Tech Workers through New Pipelines

    HighSchoolRedesign During the Tech Cities 2016 Conference at the University of Minnesota last month, attendees learned about how to build their own tech worker pipelines. With unemployment still low, especially in the tech workforce, employers need to think outside the box to find new and qualified employees.
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  • April 27, 2015

    Meet Melissa Lopez, call center manager for ASI System Integration

    Women can succeed in the IT industry just as well as men, says Melissa Lopez
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