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Latest Episodes

Episode 60 – Talking Horizons: How the Recent Past is Shaping the Organization’s Future
January 26, 2022

As 2022 begins, Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures, joins Randi Parker, senior director for partner engagement, for a conversation about ways the challenging journey of the last couple of years

Chapter 69—Tales of Thanks: From Creating IT Futures to All Its Partners
January 21, 2022

To set the stage for 2022, Colleen Crino, Chief Development Officer for Creating IT Futures, shares stories about the organization’s many partners, who they are and what they do in collaboration with

Episode 59 – Talking Apprenticeships: Busting Time-Worn Myths about a Time-Tested Technique for Developing Talent
January 20, 2022

Is there a single workforce development technique that could shrink the nation’s tech skills gap, narrow the technology industry’s gender gap, provide technologists with income while learning, and sup

Episode 58 – Talking Gratitude: How an Attitude of Appreciation Shapes the Creating IT Futures Mission
December 27, 2021

As 2021 rolls to a close, Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures, joins the organization’s Chief Development Officer, Colleen Crino, for a conversation about how feeling gratitude has shaped – and

Episode 57 – Talking Apprenticeships: How does CompTIA’s Apprenticeships for Tech Program Work
December 22, 2021

Why is the technology industry buzzing about a technical skills-sharpening technique from the Middle Ages? Listen as Amy Kardel, leader of the CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech program, and Wendy Brors

Episode 56 – Talking to Volunteers: Why Volunteering May Be the Highest Form of Learning
December 17, 2021

Ever heard the expression “Teaching is the highest form of learning?” Listen as technologist Amy Cliett, director of TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, makes the case from her USAToday/Media

Technologist Tales Miniseries #19: Voices from TechGirlz
December 12, 2021

What do a small business owner, an operations manager and a special education teacher have in common? In this miniseries, we hear from Gloria Bell, Amy Cliett, and Alicia Park, three key voices from C

Chapter 68—Alicia’s Tale: From TechShopz Volunteer to Full-Time TechGirlz Advocate
November 05, 2021

What do educators and technologists have in common? A passion for problem-solving, a lot of empathy and the organizational skills to translate understanding into action. Listen as Alicia Park, Nationa

Episode 55 – Talking D, E & I: How CompTIA’s GEM Partnership Helps Women Leaving Incarceration Secure Tech Jobs
November 03, 2021

CompTIA’s new partnership with Girls Embracing Mothers (GEM) helps women leaving incarceration build futures for themselves and their children through customized technical training and enhanced educat

Chapter 67 -- A TechGirlz’ Tale: A Passion for Tech, a Penchant for Mentorship & a Pandemic Pivot
November 01, 2021

Is there an ideal time in life to launch a tech career?  director of , a program of , doesn’t think so. Listen as she describes switching to a technology job in her 30’s, why she did and how she’s hel