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Inspiring Success - A blog from Creating IT Futures

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  • Putting a stop to dreading the end of the weekend

    #FacesOf_Week7_Peter With a career in IT, our IT-Ready graduates have a job they enjoy going to and no longer dread the end of the weekend.
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  • Accountant finds new career path in IT industry

    Theresa_Demby Despite having the right academic credentials and years’ worth of professional experience, Theresa Demby struggled to find full-time work as an accountant. IT-Ready provided skills she needed to begin a new career path in technology.
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  • Chicago’s Got a New STEM Resource: TechGirlz

    TechGirlz Girls learning about technology at TechGirlz events are usually doing one of two things: frowning seriously into a problem, or bubbling with excitement over their latest breakthrough. TechShopz are a combination of cerebral and silly, and are experiences meant to expand a girl’s budding interest in technology.
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  • Guy Fruda Named Chair of Creating IT Futures Board

    GuyFruda We announced the new officers for our board. Guy Fruda, managing director, East Region Technology, Deloitte Services, is our new board chair.
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  • Columnist Corner: Why Technologists Make Good Data Scientists

    InfoManagementChart Creating IT Futures executives create inspiration by sharing expertise and insight with industry magazines as regular columnists. The opinion piece by Eric Larson, senior director of IT Futures Labs, appeared first in Information Management earlier this year.
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  • The importance soft skills play in successfully reaching your goals

    #FacesOf_Week6_Nikki The promotions and pay raises of an upwardly mobile IT career often depend on soft professional skills, like communication, as much as they do an employee’s technical knowledge. PrepareU – a series of interactive, classroom-based, soft-skills lessons and labs – is helping tech workers and students prepare for, obtain, and be successful in an IT career.
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  • Eric White put all his chips on the career table — and won big

    EricWhite Eric White describes quitting his job to enroll in IT-Ready the ‘riskiest’ move of his life. Now his risk-taking is paying off with a higher, stable wage and an upward career path within the IT industry.
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  • The role of continuing education in workforce development programs

    A career in tech is leading to surreal days for many individuals. After completing their respective workforce development programs, more students are pursuing additional certifications, allowing them to gain more knowledge and work on projects that a year prior they would not have understood.
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  • 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.

    Mission

    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.

    Contact

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

    Phone: (630) 678-8300
    Email: info@creatingitfutures.org