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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Children & Youth, Education, Job Training, Youth Development - Business

Mission: The IT industry needs more workers — and more workers need more opportunities. As the leading charity of CompTIA, the world’s largest IT industry association, Creating IT Futures is taking on this workforce challenge through research, program development and partnering. We create on-ramps for more people to prepare for, secure and succeed in IT careers. We particularly encourage an IT path for populations that traditionally have been under-represented in the information technology workforce, such as women and ethnic minorities. TechGirlz is a program of Creating IT Futures that inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, leaders and students. We share our free workshop curriculum with companies, organizations, schools and community groups so they can inspire girls around the world with technology. Our vision is to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology throughout their careers. IT-Ready Technical Support, launched in 2012 in Minnesota and Ohio. In Minnesota alone, more than 60 employers have signed on to hire IT-Ready graduates and all of the employers that signed on in 2012 are still hiring our graduates today. Since IT-Ready began, more than 1,500 students have graduated and more than 80% go on to full-time IT jobs. In 2015, we expanded the program nationwide and currently have classes operating in several cities.

Results: Since 2009, over 34,000 girls have participated in our TechGirlz program.

Target demographics: under-represented populations

Geographic areas served: The United States

Programs: providing training and certification to under-represented populations in the IT workforce.

Community Stories

151 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started training with the Creating IT Futures ITReady program in the winter of 2015. Before I was accepted into the program I was bouncing around from dead end jobs for 10 years and could not get a good stable 40 hour a week job. The ITReady program seemed to good to be true but with some pressure from my girlfriend I applied and made it. Since completing the program and getting my A+ certification I have been doing great. They got me a paid internship and paid for my training and certs for my Network +, Security + and Server +. I now have a great career in IT working with a local government and constantly going up. Usually they say if something is too good to be true, in this case that does not apply. This program really changes lives and the fact that it is free is amazing. I will be a lifetime donor to this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great cause! Girls are still outnumbered in tech jobs, so we need programs like this.

1 Anila P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Techgirlz allowed my daughter to see all of us have strengths that our community and world can benefit from. We all have interests that can be channeled; it is up to us to find the paths.


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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am part of their TAB and they have been such an open and welcoming community. I have recommended my sister to workshops and she loved them. They work hard to get opportunities out to everyone and to make it fun for them all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped volunteer multiple workshops throughout COVID and the enthusiasm and hard work everyone puts in despite being virtual is amazing! The continuation of this organization, despite changing times, is phenomenal as they continue to teach and inspire young girls who are interested in the tech community!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My girl has taken several workshops from TechGirlz, and she is always happy to be in them. What I like is that this is only for girls, so she can meet other girls like her. Interesting topics, appropriate and dynamic for their ages. Keep up the good work!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been connected to this organization since 2012 in various capacities. I love the passion, the vision, the mission. This is an organization that truly makes an impact in people's lives and I am proud to continue to support them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures has a huge impact on the lives of the people it serves. I have personally seen the effect on individuals and families. The mission of helping people who lack access gain the tools they need to be successful in the IT industry was what inspired me to get more involved - a decision that I have never regretted.

Donor

Rating: 5

Everyday I get to see how individual lives are transformed with Creating IT Futures. They provide underserved individuals with career opportunities in technology. Additionally, they provide industry education on STEM careers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked in the tech industry and academia for many years, I know how important tech training is. Many people lack the opportunity to get the right tech training and find a job, and Creating IT Futures creates that opportunity.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

100% of donations go directly to programs. Great initiatives, great impact, with funding used efficiently!

Susan Pienkos K.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of Creating IT Futures for over five years and contribute monthly. The programs they provide to help upskill disadvantaged communities are excellent.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for TechGirlz which is a wonderful organization within Creating IT Futures to help teach middle school girls about technology. The curriculum teaches them to believe in themselves and to open their mind to a possibility of many different tech careers. I even got my 11 year old daughter and her friends to take a course and get involved! I highly recommend everyone to encourage middle school girls getting involved with TechGirlz.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Making a difference in technology! Supporting the entry level and advanced technologists to continue education and growth in technology. Programs for all age groups are valuable to involving people in tech!

Donor

Rating: 5

It's been a pleasure to donate to Creating IT Futures through the Amazon Smile program. CITF is shaping the bright minds of those who will build the future of technology. Having a small part in it means the world!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization helps people get jobs in IT. They change the lives of career changers and newbies to the field. Plus their resources are excellent. Five stars!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love helping get girls interested in tech! I’ve been able to be a TA for several classes and really enjoyed seeing how excited these girls are to learn!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Techgirlz not only embraces it’s mission and serves to inspire young girls to explore possibilities in tech but in that process fosters a community where lifelong passions are developed. As a TA, a TAB member and a lead instructor, the intangible skills I learnt along the way is invaluable. Not only is the organization an enabler for future leaders but serves all minorities and gives voice to all types of personalities - especially the shy voices who normally would not try tech simply because there are less girls or no girls. I get to interact with a very professional, kind encouraging community, volunteering, serving while growing. Meeting other like minded students across the country, hosting events, monthly board meetings, notification of technology events around the area and even getting sponsored, setting goals, writing curriculum proposals to events are all some of the activities I’m involved. Techgirls is also agile, embracing virtual tools during the pandemic seemlessly ,and continues to provide the same opportunities as before.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a parent of a TA and lead instructor and TAB member, I’m a witness to all the awesome work TechGirlz is doing to advocate an interest in Tech/ Technology for young girls. It provides a non intimidating environment, and a community which is supportive, kind, helpful and welcoming. There are no barriers or walls to contribute as well. The platform serves to foster leadership and service whilst learning and growing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a TA and lead instructor, I strongly believe that TechGirlz is doing amazing work to build the next generation of women in technology. Their impact is beyond just tech education - they are empowering young girls to become confident leaders.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TechGirlz is an amazing organization I've had the pleasure of working with! Their entire team is passionate about education middle aged girls about coding. I encourage anyone with a daughter or niece to sign up.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tech girls are doing a great job in empowering young girls with technical skills that would impact the world greatly. Keep up the good work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TechGirlz is an amazing organization with amazing community benefits. Free workshops and camps! It's incredible what we can do as a society if we want to.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I advised Creating IT Futures when they created a pilot IT-Ready training class in Philadelphia. There were about 25 adults in class learning IT for the first time. The students were incredibly receptive to the teacher and getting into tech as a career. Creating IT Futures did a great job in instructing the students and helping them land jobs upon graduation.

Donor

Rating: 5

I saw Creating IT Futures' work first-hand in Chicago with a local scouts event to get girls interested in STEM. Creating IT Futures staff set up tech displays and activities for the girls and were incredibly patient with helping them learn more about tech and get interested in pursing tech in school.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with one participant in Creating IT Futures' program who originally took their IT-Ready training and later became a volunteer for their TechGirlz program. She was amazing and really blossomed in her career -- not just in launching a tech career from scratch but then paying it forward to help other women learn about tech.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures does amazing work to help adults succeed in IT jobs and to grow a diverse workforce. They also make a difference in the lives of girls, encouraging them to consider technology as a career. Great organization!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures is a great program/service. I found IT Futures on an ad in the sidebar of Indeed while job searching. I decided to take the chance, although it sounded to good to be true. A free, 2-month program that gives you the skills to be successful and also pays for the certifications? Worst that could happen is I don't get selected. I was contacted by Ryan Withem about a week after I applied. After a zoom call, getting to know about the program, clerifying some questions I had, getting to know my background and what I was looking to gain from this program, we ended the call. A few days later, I was told that I was accepted.

In Sept 16, 2019, I started the program in San Diego. It was a great program, I had a great instructor in Scott Ford, I learned alot, met some great people, and we all supported each other. 2 months later, in November of 2019, the class had sucessfully graduated all 18 of us. I want to thank Creating IT Futures, Ryan Withem, and Scott Ford. The program is really a great way to get people into the field and get their career started. I hope that CITF spreads to more places throughout the States, as thereare many people who could benefit greatly from what it offers and need that first step.

Chawn J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started the IT ready program in October of 2019. It has without a doubt changed my life. Previous to my course with IT ready I was a server at a local restaurant here in Arizona. I was stuck at a job that did no challenge me and left me frustrated most nights. I decided to make a change and searched for opportunity until I came across IT ready. I was in a very unique position given the pandemic. I started working in the IT field a month before we were informed of the Wuhan Virus. Once the virus spread to the United States many people were unemployed and this was almost a guaranteed fact in the service industry. With my certification from IT ready I was able to obtain a IT job that allowed me to work from home, something that could not be done as a server. Not only is IT recession proof but I have just found out that it is Pandemic proof as well. I owe all of this to the IT ready program and great Teachers and staff!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Creating It Futures Foundation has given me more than anything I've ever dreamed of. Ryan Withem is a really great manager. He was able to perfectly organize the educational process. I got the CompTIA A+ certified and, I was very proud of it. This was my first certificate in America. Now I am a volunteer at the library and study Computer Science at college. The IT Ready gave me the opportunity to start a new life. Believe me, it is very difficult at the age of 57.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures helped me get my foot in the door and my first position in the world of Information Technology. I’ve been in my current position now as a Systems Support Analyst I in the financial industry for going onto two years. I can honestly say that without the opportunity they afforded me I wouldn’t have gotten here.

They took the time and provided me resources to learn and progress towards the CompTIA A+ certification. They also got me in touch with technical recruiters who placed me in the position I’m in now.

It’s been an amazing journey and I owe everything to everyone who invested in me at Creating IT Futures

Kyle L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a retire Navy veteran looking to transition out of retirement into an IT career. After retirement, I was lucky enough to be able to spend time with both of my kids from elementary school to college. I have volunteered as Boy Scout leader and mentor for robotics team competing in First Tech Challenge through firstinspire.org. I also have the opportunity to attend all their sporting events from, cross-country run to mountain biking. Prior to attending IT Ready class, I was actively work as substitute teacher; however, technology was always my choice of a new challenging career. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to obtain my first CompTIA A+ certification after 3 months of in person full time class. The entire process was professional managed with qualified trainer and mentor. Bravo Zulu for all the staff in Creating IT Futures and IT Ready.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a class from Creating IT Futures. It was focusing on teaching the concepts in the CompTIA A+ exam, with the intention to eventually pass the exam of course. It was all completely free. When typically, you're looking at hundreds to do the same thing. The staff they'd hired for the job were a perfect fit, and it was definitely a memorable experience. I'm now A+ certified and in the process of putting that to use! I'd recommend looking into Creating IT Futures to anyone interesting in getting their foot in the door in the IT industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an impactful organization. They really drive actionable change with our youth and community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! Love the way that they collaborate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing nonprofit! I am part of the Teen Advisory Board for TechGirlz and in middle chill went to the workshops. I learned so many important skills and met so many amazing women in STEM. It made me realize how women are just as capable to work in tech and made me want to make a difference. After I joined the Advisory Board I helped get more girls interested in STEM. I met so many teens who wanted to make a difference for these girls like I did. I had an amazing experience with TechGirlz and it’s mission makes a difference for these girls. I recommend sending your girls for workshops because they really helped me become the person I am today and it could get your girls interested into a field that really needs more females!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to TechGirlz for welcoming my daughter into a world where technology and coding have become fun, accessible, and cool!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to have found TechGirlz. My daughter has been attending workshops and she comes out excited about what she learned. She can't stop talking about it and she is a very quite kid. As a parent, that makes me so happy. The volunteers are amazing and the level of content is top notch. I like the fact that it is not just coding, so many other subjects STEM related that she finds fascinating. Great job TechGirlz!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with TechGirlz for over a year now and I’m so proud to be a part of this organization. As a girl aspiring to pursue a career in tech, I know the supply of obstacles for a woman in STEM is seemingly inexhaustible. But TechGirlz is, without a doubt, making an impact on hundreds and hundreds of young girls by creating the foundation and empowering girls to be confident in their abilities and passions.

Through TechGirlz, I have taught and assisted at workshops for middle school girls on topics such as C++ Programming, CyberSecurity, and Web Design. I’ve also had the privilege of being a part of TechGirlz’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB brings together passionate teens from across the country who work together to help plan initiatives for the organization.

If you are even remotely considering becoming a volunteer or bringing your daughter/younger sister/friend to a TechGirlz workshop, please do it! I am confident you will not regret it :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently joined the TechGirlz team and every step of the process has been specifically guided and personally taken care of. The support at TechGirlz is phenomenal and they make it easy for anyone to volunteer and take intiative. As a TA, I was able to feel confident even during my forst workshop. The team at TechGirlz is amazing!

3 Judy Fink J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of our co-workers was looking for a way to get his daughter more involved in STEM outside of school. We checked out several alternatives, and TechGirlz seemed to have the best preparation and workshops.  With my company's help, we were able to run multiple workshops on site, and we've done several online. The workshops are easy to run and super fun. We have seen so many young women become so inspired!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Techgilz on few weeks now and the impact it has on the younger generation is amazing. I always wanted to offer my service and help for those in need. Techgilz has helped me just do that by giving me the opportunity to share the little knowledge i had with these young middle school girls. The world need more organizations like Techgilz.

3 Dr. Bushra Anjum

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came across TechGirlz while doing a general internet search for initiatives working on developing computing interest and skill set for high school students, especially female students. Research shows that this is the age when female students loose interest in STEM-related disciplines due to a lack of mentors and role models, stereotypes, and subtle societal indicators.
I sent in an email registering my interest to help. I got pleasantly surprised when I received an email response within 12 hours, thanking me for my interest and valuing my time and input. I jumped on a call with the Alicia, National Outreach Manager TechGirlz, and we immediately connected. She was my first real introduction to TechGirlz, and I was impressed with her passion and dedication towards the cause. We made plans for me to teach a workshop and write some blog posts for TechGirlz.
I taught my first workshop on Introduction to Encryption last week. The support that I received while preparing for the workshop has been fantastic! There were lesson plans, slides, recommendations, guidelines that helped me plan things effectively. I received periodic updates on registration and next steps. Also, TechGirlz found TAs for my session and connected me with them. In short, they made it as smooth as possible for me to be an effective teacher.
The workshop went great. We had a full session, lots of interest, and engaging exercises. We got great feedback too. I will certainly be volunteering my time with TechGirlz again.
I have worked with several nonprofits, and I can say that TechGirlz has been one of the best experiences I have come across, both for the volunteer teacher and, more importantly, the high school students.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering is typically something that gets my anxiety flowing. No matter how big or small the volunteer role is. So, I'd definitely never want to gather eager minds and not have a plan in order to provide the learning that the minds seek.

TechGirlz provides all of the tools and guidance necessary to feel confident and ready to volunteer. From being a teaching assistant and just providing help with the students as needed to being the instructor and/or coordinating the whole workshop, the TechGirlz team makes it easy to get involved.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been almost a year since my last review.

During the time that has passed, I have seen numerous students simply needing an opportunity to begin a career in IT transition to roles they could only hope for prior to applying to Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready program.

Of course, these students' success stories need employers willing to provide them with an opportunity and seeing many of them reconsider their recruiting practices and hiring requirements for entry-level roles within the industry is equally wonderful.

IT-Ready provides job seekers, employers, as well as community-based organizations with a solution to their IT needs and is quickly becoming a known-entity in the greater Chicago area because of its quick successes!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have the privilege of being a part of this wonderful organization that is truly devoted to its students both in and out of the classroom.

Whether it is supporting students in IT-Ready or those at colleges and universities with large percentages of underrepresented students, creating on-ramps for those who have never had opportunities to pursue upwardly-mobile and family-sustaining careers inspires all of us to do all we can to begin narrowing the skills gap within the industry.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Techgirlz recently. I had worked with other teenagers and adults to help plan out our biotechnology event. It was awesome to be able to see the girl’s faces light up as they were able to work together and figure out the ‘biological mystery’. I wouldn’t have traded it for the world.

6 Sarah P.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wanted to send a shoutout to TechGirlz.org and KCBA Architects for hosting an awesome workshop for middle school girls this past weekend.

My daughter attended the workshop titled Architecture and Design: Build your own 3D Model House and she loved it. Said it was her favorite topic so far.

So happy she has the opportunity to explore all of these different topics and subjects provided by TechGirlz to see if something sparks her interest for the future!

Techgirlz has been an amazing!!

#Techgirlz #GirlsInTech #STEM

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with Techgirlz! I've been working with this group off and on for about 3 years and I've enjoyed it so much. I've been able to TA a few classes, and I lead a couple of workshops every year. I've got my annual Cybersecurity session coming up in Oct and I always look forward to it. The curricula is very easy to read and interpret and leaves room for you to input your expertise, if you're familiar with a particular topic. With a little prep in advance you can confidently stand there and teach the session to this great group of middle school girls and answer their questions. I love that the sessions are not always technical as far as coding, but also cover areas where women are underrepresented and topics that are interesting. In the session I led on Audacity in RTP last month, I learned how few women music producers there are. Hopefully something in that session may have sparked someone to want to go into that arena and make a difference! I love that the girls get to work independently as well as together and present their work at the end of the session so the group can see what they've done and they can present something they're proud of. I will continue to work with this group as I can, as it's just as rewarding for us as it is for the young ladies.

4 Anna E C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been teaching through TechGirlz for the past year, and I can't even begin to say how much of a difference it has made in the lives of the girls who come in. They always leave the class empowered and excited about technology. This non-profit has also made a difference for me personally and professionally and helped me lose my imposter's syndrome.

6 tproffen

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are working regularly with TechGirlz and use their TechShopz in a box for our coding events for girls. In fact our organisation Oak Ridge Computer Science Girls would not exist without them. They are the best with the most wonderful and dedicated staff ♥️ Picture is from our joined world record setting earlier this year.

1 iloveyou

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to be part of Creating IT Futures when we launched the first IT-Ready class in MSP in Spring 2012. Over 7 years later, I can't believe how much it has grown, to more than a half dozen cities and to include a population of Wounded Warriors thanks to the partnership with Cognizant. My colleagues who work with this program have the students in mind and are singularly focused on doing everything they can to facilitate our graduates receiving their first job in the IT field. I'm continually awed and impressed by what our staff and students together achieve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The individuals at Creating IT Futures have their hearts and heads in the right place. They care much more about BEING effective than SEEMING effective. That's why the lives they touch are changed for the better. Definitely an organization you can feel good supporting.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

am proud to say I work for Creating IT Futures and am honored to be a part of a great team with professionals that I can learn from and that they will push me to take on new and challenging opportunities.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This past summer I taught a STEM summer day camp targeted at 10-13 year old girls. I used two of the Tech in a Box lesson plans during this camp and cannot brag on these resources enough. The material was laid out perfectly, offering a number of resources and just enough guidance to direct our lessons while allowing the projects to bloom into what the girls would make of them. I absolutely loved using these resources to teach these lessons. Although I am an engineer and understood the science behind the lessons, I can see that they offer a lot of information for most anyone to teach many of the lessons.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TechGirlz is an amazing organization! It encourages young females to explore STEM fields. As a technical professional, I love volunteering for TechGirlz because of the quality of the workshop content, which is up to date and relevant. I appreciate TechGirlz' focus on varying areas in the STEM fields; we can do so much fun stuff with technology!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I became involved with Creating IT Futures while searching for a new member of our Tech Support team. They prepare candidates with both the technical and soft skills candidates need to get their next job. As an employer I was invited to participate in mock interviews, resumes and discuss networking opportunities, become part of the community. I've hired one graduate and look to the organization for other candidates for myself and other companies I know who may be hiring. In a tight job market it can be difficult to stand out for candidates as well as vet the overall qualities of a potential employee - Creating IT Futures takes care of both.

1 Santiago D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came across the Creating IT Futures course on Indeed.com, and applied to be in their first ever Phoenix area class. I was always interested in computers and technology, but I hadn't considered it as a career pathway prior to this. After completing the 2 months, and getting my A+ certification, I felt a lot more knowledgeable and confident about general computer upkeep, and I look forward to working in this field. I recommend this opportunity to anyone who wishes to learn more about the world of information technology as a career pathway.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures is an excellent organization that pays attention to the needs of the student and to business resulting in a congruency between the stakeholder's objectives. That is a refreshing characteristic in an education program as businesses are linked with the next ready to work employee. I am consistently impressed with the program and staff here in Phoenix.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Creating IT Futures on a training program as a fellow, this was a perfect match for me because I run a similar project in Uganda, later on, I realized that my project has done a good job to introduce tech to rural students but in the end has left them with no clear career path. Creating IT Futures has given me the opportunity to learn from industry experts and hear stories of impacts from their graduates who get both skills and job search support from Creating IT Futures team, this is now shaping how we shall deliver our tech projects in Uganda with effect from 2020.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures is a Great program. It opened many doors for me immediately upon graduation. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting and learning with individuals who had a variety of skill-sets and life experiences.

The networking and employment preparation helped me engage with employers in a prepared manner. Understanding the importance of culture fits and developing much needed soft-skills was the tipping point when negotiating/navigating offers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures is truly changing folks lives for the better with the work they are doing. From the efforts of Tech Girlz empowering young adults to take a step into a STEM career, to IT Ready, helping adults take the first, or next, step into their IT careers Creating IT Future and their collection of programs is really making a difference in the economic well being of individuals and families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a man in the game industry, the gender disparity in the tech sector is something that troubles me a lot, so it's wonderful that there's an organization out there working to help address the root causes behind it.

I volunteered as an assistant instructor at a TechGirlz workshop, having no prior experience doing anything like that. The experience was very rewarding, the course materials were well-prepared, the kids were super engaged, and overall it was a really positive atmosphere.

I'd do it again in a heartbeat, and I would encourage others to volunteer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so glad I discovered TechGirlz. I have a daughter in middle school who loves math and coding, and she is absolutely loving all the workshops! The instructors are great, she enjoys the friendly environment, and she was introduced to the latest computer applications and learned amazing things!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't describe how grateful I am to this course. I was accepted and from day one I knew that the teacher, advisors, and manager cared deeply about our success. We were given the opportunity to meet future employers, received help with our resumes, had mock interviews, recruiters meeting us to help with employment, and so much more. The course is fast paced and anyone looking to get their foot in the door in IT, there is no better opportunity than this. Thanks to this company I was able to secure a career in IT within a month of graduation and get hands on experience I couldn't have gotten by myself with self-study.

1 Celine D.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been working with Creating IT Futures to help them create and distribute materials like their book and podcasts. They have been consistently dedicated to creating accessible tools, and are passionate about developing the best resources to support young people interested in tech careers. My work with their podcast program has given me the privilege of recording and listening to many interviews with Charles Eaton, the CEO. His in-depth knowledge of the challenges Creating IT Futures attempts to mitigate, and his creativity in addressing them never ceases to amaze me. It is a pleasure to help Creating IT Futures create!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Creating IT Futures is doing wonderful work to support and build the talent pipeline for professionals in IT!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked for Creating IT Futures for 4 years. In that time, we've help hundreds of unemployed, underemployed, and/or underrepresented individuals kick start their careers in IT. Having worked in workforce development for 10 years, this program is far and away the best IT training program that I've seen, and our reach only continues to expand. Since I've started, we've expanded our permanent presence to Portland and Charlotte, and we're planning to expand further to Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Chicago in 2019.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Creating IT Futures Foundation has helped many IT students get on track for an excellent career in IT.