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Sep 30, 2019

How do you rise from tinkering in a wood shop to leading the Board of Directors for the world’s most influential IT association? Amy Kardel, CompTIA’s new Vice President, Strategic Workforce Relationships, walks us through her technologist’s journey – from playing with gadgets beside her dad to side hustles in...


Sep 20, 2019

Many technologists are tinkerers, working hands-on with technology to solve problems for individuals and businesses. Sarah Johnson, first-ever winner of the CompTIA / ChannelPro Cecelia Galvin Scholarship Award, tinkers with digital marketing, teaching STEM classes and developing autonomous drones. Plus, she runs


Aug 16, 2019

To lay the best foundation for a career working with technology, should your teen enter a technical training program after high school? Or go straight to 4 years of college? Shouldn’t be an either/or proposition, says Eric Larson of Creating IT Futures, who works with NextUp partners such as TechGirlz and the


Aug 10, 2019

Millions of teens head back to school this month. And if you’re the parent or mentor of an aspiring technologist, how can you tell whether your school has a good tech program? Eric Larson, who directs the NextUp program for Creating IT Futures, says there are “6 Signs.” In this episode, Eric shares the first three...


Jun 21, 2019

Which industry provides the best model for filling our nation’s tech skills gap? In his recent talk at the U.S. News & World ReportWorkforce of Tomorrow” event, award-winning author, social innovator and CEO Charles Eaton says look to pro basketball. Charles believes the NBA and WNBA have three lessons to teach...