Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • October 17, 2019

    Why Employers Seeking Cybersecurity Talent Look First for Soft Business Skills

    Todd Thibodeaux, Chief Executive of CompTIA, the world's leading association for IT pros, explains why employers seeking cybersecurity talent look for soft business skills before hard technical ones in a conversation excerpted from our Technologist Talk with Charles Eaton podcast.
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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 8, 2017

    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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  • November 7, 2016

    U.S. Bank seeks strong technical aptitude, exemplary customer-service skills and work ethic in entry-level IT professionals

    us_bank Company’s internal help desk finds recent IT-Ready hires grounded in hard technical and soft professional skills needed to succeed.
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  • September 23, 2014

    IT-Ready Minneapolis / St. Paul Employer Breakfast Recap

    Dependable. Hard-working. Dedicated. These were a few of the adjectives that Twin Cities employers used to describe the IT-Ready graduates they have hired since the program debuted in 2012.
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