Eric Larson Posts

  • Your Next Move: IT Training Specialist

    Jun 7, 2023, 13:39 PM by Eric Larson
    IT training specialists enjoy their subject matter but also enjoy inspiring and informing students. If you like translating tech topics so others can understand them and helping to promote IT careers, consider the role of an IT training specialist.
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  • Have a Passion for Technology and People? Become an IT Instructor

    Jun 14, 2019, 16:13 PM by Eric Larson
    As the demand for skilled IT professionals grows, so does the demand for IT instructors. If you are passionate about technology and people, this in-demand IT job might be for you.
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  • Hiring Strategies: Don't Overlook Treasures Hiding in Plain Sight

    Nov 12, 2014, 17:56 PM by Eric Larson
    Companies want to hire new employees, but seem a little slow on the uptake, perhaps because of the candidate pool. Here are a few ways to look at job applicants with a little less skepticism, without losing quality outcomes.
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  • Nellie Scott Offers Insight into her Ambitious and Successful IT Career

    Apr 24, 2014, 18:13 PM by Eric Larson
    Nellie Scott is at the top of her game with Lenovo, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal computers. She serves as director of sales support & enablement, supporting the sellers and companies that sell Lenovo products and services. As someone who has advanced her career without a four-year degree, she's living proof you can beat the odds.
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  • Twin Cities IT Apprentice Program is a Win-Win for Medica

    Apr 4, 2014, 20:32 PM by Eric Larson
    When IT-Ready Program officials approached Medica about offering post-graduation apprenticeships to adults entering the information technology field, the company’s senior IT leaders were receptive to the notion. After all, Medica already had an internship program in place for high school students, so its employees were accustomed to working with individuals who didn’t have a lot of past IT job experience, said David McPhaul, IT Services manager at Medica. “We saw this as a ...
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  • IT-Ready Alum Puts Trifecta of CompTIA Certifications to Work

    Mar 26, 2014, 20:34 PM by Eric Larson
    With multiple CompTIA certifications and nearly two years of full-time practical IT experience in hand, IT-Ready Program alumnus Brad Clemensen says his career prospects represent a complete turnaround from where they were in 2012.
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  • Passport to Prosperity: Iraqi Woman’s Career Boosted by Information Technology

    Jan 24, 2014, 16:56 PM by Eric Larson
    Certifications often help people grow their careers, but for Lamia Al-Azzawe, IT training went beyond this. It helped her pivot from an uncertain future in her home country to a world of job opportunities.
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  • Breaking Through The Barrier

    May 28, 2013, 18:38 PM by Eric Larson
    For Adam Henson, establishing a career in the field of information technology once seemed impossible.  “With IT, it’s hard to get a job without experience, but it’s hard to get experience without a job,” he said. “It was a real Catch-22.”  Then he learned about IT-Ready.  Henson, working as a meter reader for an energy company at the time, was perusing job postings on the Careerbuilder website when he saw an ad for IT-Ready. He found the p ...
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  • Partnering to Make a Difference

    Oct 2, 2012, 20:21 PM by Eric Larson
    Two charitable organizations dedicated to changing lives through technology careers are partnering in the heart of the country.Per Scholas — a successful Bronx-based IT training organization in operation since 1998 — and the Creating IT Futures Foundation are combining for a full-court press approach to IT training in Columbus, Ohio. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) charities dedicated to changing lives through technology training and preparing graduates for paid apprenticeships and full-time jo ...
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  • CompTIA Member Communities Give Back

    May 21, 2012, 12:49 PM by Eric Larson
    For the second year running, we are leveraging our IT communities to promote technology-related philanthropic organizations around the world. With grants around $5,000, the news is definitely worth sharing.The CompTIA IT Services and Support Community kicked off the 2012 philanthropy effort with donations of $5,000 each to the National Cristina Foundation and Per Scholas. If you haven’t heard about these amazing organizations, here you go: The National Cristina Foundation provides solutions to h ...
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