Our students, employers, and partners say it best about our work.
Robert Jones was doing temp work with no real long-term career set up. IT-Ready gave Robert the foundational IT skills and boosted his career confidence. Hear his testimony.
Despite having the right academic credentials and years’ worth of professional experience, Theresa Demby, a married mother with two children, struggled to find full-time work as an accountant. IT-Ready provided skills she needed to begin a new career path in technology. Hear her story.
“As the need for tech-skilled employees explodes, programs like IT-Ready are an invaluable resource to the community and its businesses. Atomic Data has and will continue to benefit from our relationship with Creating IT Futures through their well-trained graduates,” said Jim Wolford, co-owner and CEO of Atomic Data. Atomic Data became an employment partner with Creating IT Futures’ IT-Ready career program in 2013 and has employed nine IT-Ready graduates. Hear their story.
"The IT Ready program is a great way for adults to enter the IT field in a relatively short time. The success of our graduates, in terms of securing jobs with good pay and good career advancement potential, is among the very best of workforce development programs in the country. Employers get well trained, motivated employees; they keep coming back for more grads. It's a win/win/win, for individuals, companies and communities." –James Afdahl, GED Testing Services
“The relationship with IT-Ready has been good for us, and the graduates we’ve hired are doing really well. Their strong core values and technical skills have helped with their transition and they’re learning very quickly.” – Wendy Norberg, IT Service Center Manager at U.S. Bank
"Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis has been proud to partner with Creating IT Futures for the last 2-1/2 years. Together we are changing lives by providing an opportunity for a promising career pathway to many individuals. Our missions fit well together,and we look forward to the successful work we will continue to do with this outstanding organization. Creating IT Futures is responsive and responsible, always looking for ways to improve their services. – Margie Earhart, JFCS Career and Community Services Director
“Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready program allows students to learn basic IT fundamentals while also receiving opportunities for refinement on critical soft skills desired by employers. It's vital to Minnesota citizens who are looking to get started in the IT industry quickly!” – Representative Sondra Erickson
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