Nate Perkins
February 23, 2021

How IT-Ready Helped a Diligent Technician Grow into a Well-Paid Technologist

Nate Perkin’s decision to pursue certified tech skills through CompTIA Tech’s IT-Ready program delivered more professional growth and greater financial stability.
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Caitlan Beard
February 1, 2021

A Pre-Med Track that Took a Turn — Why the ‘Right Job’ Isn’t Always Right for You

Chicagoan Caitlan Beard wanted to help people and thought healthcare might be the best place for her. But feeling uninspired while in pre-med, she turned to IT and found her true career passion with CompTIA Tech.
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Alumni on Technologist Talk Podcast
January 4, 2021

Gaining Financial Security & Career Passion with a Tech Job

Three IT-Ready graduates tell how their tech careers have provided continuing professional growth opportunities and sustainable personal financial stability – despite the pandemic’s economic challenges.
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Registration is Open
September 21, 2020

Registration Open for 2021 IT Training Classes

Our class schedule for our 2021 IT-Ready Technical Support program is now posted. Applications for the first class are due by December 6 with financial grants and student loans available to qualifying students.
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Preston Wood
September 14, 2020

Career Switch from Lyft Driver to IT Professional

Chicago Lyft driver Preston Wood found a silver lining in the pandemic shut down and opened the door to a new IT career with CompTIA Tech.
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Brooksource's Sammy Gorbett interviews CompTIA Tech graduates
June 1, 2020

Recruiter Says Fortune 500 Companies Ripe With Opportunity for Associate-Level Technologists

It’s no accident that Sammy Gorbett, a professional technical recruiter at Brooksource, has placed eight graduates of IT-Ready Technical Support. She says IT-Ready grads have the hard and soft skills Fortune 500 companies need now more than ever.
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IT-Ready Graduate Peter Stavenhagen
May 24, 2020

Career Switch from Real Estate to Tech

Long and unpredictable hours working in real estate left Peter Stavenhagen burned out. CompTIA Tech’s IT-Ready Technical Support program in Chicago gave him the skills and certification he needed to take back control of his time and happiness.
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Anderson Lee speaking in front of class
May 18, 2020

Anderson Lee in Chicago Helps Prepare Tech Graduates for Meeting Employers

Two years of research into Chicagoland’s tech ecosystem taught Anderson Lee a lot about its strengths and weaknesses. Now he’s leveraging that knowledge to help people under-represented in tech find a foothold and move up the career ladder.
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Online Campus Schedule
May 5, 2020

Online Campus vs City Campus for Tech Training

You're ready to start your training, but how do you choose amongst our different campuses? The biggest difference in time. How fast do you want to graduate?
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Switchfast recruiters meet with graduates at career fair
May 4, 2020

Switchfast Recruiters Say CompTIA Tech Graduates Have a Foot in the Door to IT Industry

HR recruiters with tech company, Switchfast Technologies, say job candidates with CompTIA A+ certification stand out. Such certification takes hard work and shows a candidate has a strong technical foundation.
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