MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wells Fargo has awarded $20,000 to the Creating IT Futures Foundation to help train unemployed and under-employed Twin Cities adults for careers in information technology (IT).
Wells Fargo officials presented the award during a meeting of the Creating IT Futures Board of Directors in Minneapolis on October 28.
Also on hand for the presentation was a current class of IT-Ready students who are in the midst of an eight-week training course that prepares them for CompTIA A+ certification and their first job in the IT field.
"Wells Fargo understands that IT-Ready is an investment that really pays off for workers, employers, and society as a whole," said Charles Eaton, CEO of Creating IT Futures. "IT-Ready graduates have worked hard to achieve the American Dream. Providing them with an opportunity to succeed impacts entire families far into the future."
Specifically, the funding will help cover computer and other technology costs associated with relocating the program to a permanent facility in 2015.
In addition to the monetary gift, Wells Fargo has committed several of its employees to coach IT-Ready students in resume-building and interviewing skills.
IT-Ready was established in Minneapolis / St. Paul in spring 2012 by the Creating IT Futures foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA. Since then, over 100 individuals have enrolled in the training, with the majority moving into help desk and technical support roles with area companies after graduation. Learn more at ITReady.com.
About the Creating IT Futures Foundation
The Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping individuals in need and populations under-represented in the information-technology industry to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at www.creatingITfutures.org.
SOURCE Creating IT Futures Foundation