Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • March 8, 2018

    TechGirlz Celebrates 10,000 Girls and Counting

    6 Simultaneous, nationwide events get girls in touch with tech and celebrate the thousands of girls who’ve tried TechShopz in a Box.
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  • August 31, 2017

    FUSE’ STEAM Program Already Doubling its Reach with NextUp

    FuseSTEAMProgram Our effort to spread an innovative STEAM program to more schools around the country is seeing more initial success than we anticipated.
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  • June 26, 2017

    Not just going to work, but going to make a difference

    #FacesOf_Week12_Brant Imagine this for a second: a pilot IT program comes to your city. The program offers training toward the CompTIA A+ certification. Also, the program will provide the vouchers for the exams. Then they say they’ll help you find a job. Oh, and by the way, it’s all free.
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  • June 5, 2017

    From warehouse inventories and forklifts to a career in tech, thanks to workforce development

    #FacesOf_Week9_Jeff After spending 16 years working in warehouses, managing inventories and moving products on pallets with forklifts, Jeff Davis knew he needed a change. That change came in the form of a lay-off notice – the third one he had received in six years.
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  • May 22, 2017

    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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  • May 17, 2017

    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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