IT-Ready Alumni Program

Success Continues After IT-Ready

The strong and supportive relationships we build with IT-Ready students don’t end upon their graduation and employment. IT-Ready provides alumni benefits that encourage continued professional growth and development – and offers ways alumni can “pay it forward” and help other deserving individuals.

IT-Ready graduates who complete the 8-week program and pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams may qualify for additional IT training at no personal expense. IT-Ready offers free online study materials and exam vouchers for any CompTIA certifications that alumni pursue within 6 months after graduation. CompTIA Network+, Security+, and Server+ are among the most popular certifications. This benefit can save an alumnus thousands of dollars in study materials and exam fees.

IT-Ready alumni who want to take advantage of these benefits should contact Karin Nordmeyer.

We strongly encourage IT-Ready alumni to “pay it forward.” Someone cared enough to give you a new career opportunity. Will you help someone else experience the possibilities of an IT career? There are a number of ways you can volunteer:
  1. Speak to an IT-Ready class about your experience.
  2. Help with a networking or fundraising event.
  3. Blog about your success with IT-Ready.
  4. Mentor an IT-Ready student.
  5. Help spread the word: refer people who might benefit for the IT Ready Program and your employer who is looking to fill an IT position.
And, of course, financial contributions used to offset the cost of the IT-Ready classroom experience always are welcome. Your donation can help someone else in need succeed in IT.

Contact Caitlin Conklin to give back or volunteer.

Check our events page for upcoming alumni events, and sign up for our alumni LinkedIn group.

Creating IT Futures

A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.


We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.


Creating IT Futures
c/o CompTIA
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 678-8300