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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...

Chapter 35 – Tales Told: 5 Reasons to Launch a Tech Career Today from an IT-Ready Technical Support Class
May 21, 2020

Per ’s research, the IT industry continues to hire despite pandemic conditions, with one of every 10 positions posted online being a tech job. But why even consider launching a technology career during this time of crisis? Listen as graduates of a...

Chapter 34 – Podcast Flashback: IT-Ready Technical Support Grads Celebrate Their Dreams
May 12, 2020

To celebrate the formal launch of the , we offer a podcast flashback, with an episode from our “In the Field with Technologists” series. A happy group of graduates share their dreams and express the passion they have for pursuing them. ...

Episode 28 – Talking Tech Careers: Why Now is a Good Time to Consider Launching a Technology Career
May 06, 2020

Is a national pandemic a bad time for changing careers? The answer depends on the individual considering a change, the reasons motivating a change and the industry on the other side of that change. Listen as Val Haskell, Chair of CompTIA's Advancing...

Episode 27 – Talking Workforce: Why the Technology Sector Still Adds Jobs Amid Economic Crisis
April 22, 2020

As economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country in March, the U.S. information technology sector still . Why? Because technology is playing a vital role now – and will continue to be crucial – as our nation copes with the current...

Episode 26 – Talking Training: How IT Training Can Make the Most of Economic Stimulus Dollars
April 17, 2020

Congress is considering putting more than $15 billion in the next COVID-19 stimulus package for our nation’s workforce development system. group as an investment in getting “Americans working again” by sharpening their tech skills. How? Listen...