IT-Ready Alumni Resources

Success Continues After IT-Ready

IT-Ready Alumni

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.


Alumni Benefits

IT-Ready graduates who complete the 8-week program and pass their certification exams may qualify for additional IT training at no personal expense. IT-Ready offers free online study materials and exam vouchers for CompTIA Security+ and Network+ certifications. This benefit can save an alumnus hundreds of dollars in study materials and exam fees. IT-Ready alumni who want to take advantage of these benefits should contact Karin Nordmeyer.


Rasmussen College has partnered with Creating IT Futures to offer a 20% discount on all Rasmussen College Programs for IT-Ready graduates that are CompTIA A+ certified. Programs are offered throughout Minnesota, Illinois and other national locations, as well as an online option. Plus, enroll in the Rasmussen College School of Technology programs and, in addition to your 20% discount, the courses Hardware and Software I and Hardware and Software II will be waived toward completion for qualifying students with CompTIA A+ certificates. To learn more, email or call 763-496-4596.


Creating IT Futures also offer tips to IT-Ready alumni on how to land IT jobs and move their way up the tech career ladder. Check out our tech tips videos. 

CompTIA’s Future Leaders Community welcomes IT-Ready alumni to the tech industry and has developed a guide to help you not only launch a successful career in tech, but to grow and thrive in it. The content has been curated to help you build your personal brand and becoming a valuable team player. Download the graduation toolkit.


Plus IT-Ready alumni receive one free year of CompTIA AITP membership, which serves as the go-to resource for individuals seeking to start, grow and advance their careers in technology. 


Pay It Forward

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 several ways you can volunteer:


  1. Post a testimonial about IT-Ready at
  2. Vote for Creating IT Futures Foundation on Charity Navigator so that we can be rated for our charitable work in the tech industry.
  3. Speak to an IT-Ready class about your experience.
  4. Help with a networking or fundraising event.
  5. Mentor an IT-Ready student.
  6. Help spread the word: refer potential students to IT-Ready and tell your employer who may be looking to fill an IT position about IT-Ready graduates.


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 Kathleen Mrazek to give back or volunteer.


Check our events page for upcoming alumni events.


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Keep in touch with Alumni through our alumni LinkedIn group.