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Success Stories

Launch Your Success

“I love my career.” That’s what we hear again and again from IT professionals.

Information technology is really about people -- getting people the information they need, when they need it. IT professionals figure out ways to make people’s work (and play) flow with technology.

Training in IT can prepare you to work in healthcare, sports, retail, fashion, hospitality, banking — or any other industry.

We hear from IT professionals every day on why they love their careers. They love the collaboration with people, the daily problem-solving and the diversity of opportunities. Plus IT careers provide high salaries and upward mobility.

Learn more about how IT professionals achieved their dream careers by reading below. Plus check out our Test Drive an IT Career video series or download our Pathways Magazine to meet even more IT professionals sharing their success stories.

Rachel's Story

Rachel's Story

In a dead-end career, Rachel made the jump to the information technology field. Her launching pad was IT-Ready.





Megan's Story

Megan's Story

Hard work and challenging herself in high school, college, and graduate school has paid off for Megan Lewis.





Miranda's Story

Miranda's Story

Now CEO of M-Power Tech, it’s hard to imagine that Miranda started out her IT career as a receptionist.





Craig's Story

Craig's Story

Good guidance led Craig to four degrees and owning his own company. Now, Craig has advice for today’s young people.





Lamia's Story

Lamia's Story

From a student in Iraq in the late 1970s to a successful IT professional, and a Canadian citizen.





Will's Story

Will's Story

After a medical discharge from the Navy, Will had the drive and perseverance to turn his love of computers into a career.





Julius’ Story

Julius’ Story

Julius earned an associate’s degree in electronics & worked a number of technology-related jobs before landing in IT security.





Lakecia’s Story

Lakecia's Story

Lakecia Gunter uses her knowledge of engineering and IT to give back in her community and help others.





Ruth’s Story

Ruth’s Story

Originally set on a career in the social sciences, Ruth couldn’t stay away from technology jobs and now loves her IT career.





Ngina’s Story

Ngina’s Story

Ngina, working full-time in technical support, credits IT-Ready’s training with helping her land the job.





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Dale’s Story

Dale Burkett was an unlikely candidate for a tech career. He grew up in Trinidad and had to lobby for his father to buy a computer.





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