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Episode 34 – Talking IT Training: How to Launch a New Tech Career by the Winter Holidays
August 06, 2020

If the economic strain of the pandemic has you feeling the limits of your current job, consider launching a new career working with technology. Listen as Sue Wallace, VP of student & career services at the CompTIA Tech Career Academy, shares best...

Chapter 39 – Val’s Tale: Why Women in Tech Should Blaze Their Own Trails to Successful IT Careers
July 29, 2020

In this latest chapter of our profile series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Val Haskell, Chair of CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community, tells her tale of following a well-worn path to tech success. Well, not exactly...

Episode 33 – Talking Career Inspiration: Why a Pandemic is a Great Time to Volunteer to Lead One of TechGirlz’ TechShopz
July 20, 2020

In this episode of our series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Alicia Park, National Outreach Manager for TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, explains why volunteering to lead virtual TechShopz during the COVID-19 pandemic is vital...

Chapter 38 – Mariah’s Tale: How to Build a Career as a Women in Tech from the Arctic Circle
July 13, 2020

In this first chapter of our profile series complementing the WITS 2020 Virtual Summit, Mariah Sexton tells her tale of building a successful tech career through IT training, CompTIA certifications and, most of all, mentorship from the community of...

Chapter 37 – An El Paso Tale (Part 2): How a Texas Workforce Board Narrows the Tech Skills Gap with IT Training for Army Veterans
July 10, 2020

The U.S. tech sector is still hiring – despite the pandemic – posting hundreds of thousands of ads for open IT positions. Where will these companies find qualified candidates to fill these jobs – especially when our nation’s tech skills gap...

Episode 32 – Talking Training: How Tech Skills Can Pandemic-Proof Your Career
June 25, 2020

Is it possible to Pandemic-Proof your career? If so, developing IT skills may just be the way to do it – despite your current job experience.  Join CompTIA vice president Amy Kardel and Charles Eaton, CEO of CompTIA Tech Career Academy and...

Chapter 36 – An El Paso Tale: How IT Training Helps a Texas Workforce Board Transition Army Veterans to Tech Careers
June 19, 2020

What is a workforce board? And how does one serve businesses, states, regions or local communities? Hear some answers in this technologist tale shared by Leila Melendez, CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex, a workforce board operating in El Paso,...What

Episode 31 – Talking Career Inspiration: How a Pandemic Pivot to Virtual TechShopz Reinforced TechGirlz’ Mission
June 10, 2020

For more than a decade TechGirlz, a nonprofit program of Creating IT Futures, has been inspiring middle-school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers through TechShopz – free, fun, interactive workshops...

Episode 30 – Talking Training: How CompTIA Custom Training Helps Organizations Optimize Workforce Funding
June 04, 2020

As our nation works to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Congress is considering committing billions of dollars to workforce training programs for millions of Americans who have lost jobs during the pandemic. Great news! But, how ...

Episode 29 – Talking Tech Careers: How Training for an IT Job Today Leads to Tomorrow’s Growth
May 29, 2020

Why is a national pandemic a good time to consider your career options? The answer: Growth. Adam Turner, Chief Academic Officer of the newly launched CompTIA Tech Career Academy, explains why, if COVID-19’s economic impact has you feeling the...