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Technologist Tales Miniseries #18: Tales from Grateful Graduates

Technologist Tales

Release Date: 11/29/2021

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this mini-series revisits profiles of four technologists. Each is a graduate of the technical training program developed by Creating IT Futures, now operated by the CompTIA Tech Career Academy. Listen as these grateful graduates explain how support from our organization helped them launch rewarding tech careers.

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Amidst pandemic-sparked social and economic upheavals, leading technologists are finding opportunities to prioritize greater diversity, equity and inclusion in technology businesses. Listen as Nancy Hammervik, Charles Eaton, Zac Cramer of IT Assurance, Randi Parker, Brittany Barnett of GEM and Amy Cliett of TechGirlz explain how their organizations tackle this challenge.

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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, National Outreach Manager for TechGirlz, shares her journey from full-time educator, to full-time technologist.

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Is there an ideal time in life to launch a tech career? Amy Cliett, director of TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, doesn’t think so. Listen as she describes switching to a technology job in her 30’s, why she did and how she’s helping the next generation of technologists develop their talents and skills despite the pandemic.

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Must the road to a successful technology career begin in a high school STEM program? Or include four years studying computer science in college? No on both counts. Listen as Jason Hernandez, chair of the CompTIA Tech National Alumni Advisory Council, shares how an IT training program operated by Creating IT Futures broadened his job prospects and improved his personal finances.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this mini-series revisits profiles of four technologists. Each is a graduate of the technical training program developed by Creating IT Futures, now operated by the CompTIA Tech Career Academy. Listen as these grateful graduates explain how support from our organization helped them launch rewarding tech careers.

Original Technologist Tales theme music by C. Ezra Lange