The information technology (IT) industry needs more workers — and more workers need more opportunities.
To supply those opportunities, we’re creating on-ramps for more people to prepare for, secure and succeed in IT careers. From teens to unemployed and under-employed adults, our programs help connect them to training, certification and employers.
Our free programs aim to help people living in or who are at-risk for poverty; displaced workers; women and minorities; and military veterans
Our leading program, IT-Ready, established in 2012 in Minneapolis / St. Paul, has branched out across America. Nearly 95 percent of graduates earn their CompTIA A+
certification and 80 percent move into paid IT roles with area companies. We’re creating more than the opportunity for a job, but instead a life-long career full of upward mobility and self-sustaining income.
Learn more about IT-Ready
– and consider whether a career in information technology is for you.
In Chicago, led by our work with the IL Tech Learning Exchange
, we’re also pioneering career resource programs with educators and one-stop centers. We’re helping high school students in Early College STEM Schools
get real-work experiences with employers. Working with One-Stop Centers
, we coordinate comprehensive services for laid-off job seekers to get them ready for an IT career.
Plus our new IT Futures Labs
is continuing to pilot new programs to develop best practices in workforce development and STEM education.
In 2016, IT Futures Labs took over the management of CompTIA’s and Creating IT Futures’ NextUp
campaign to teach middle schoolers about tech careers.