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The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Kate Kirschner

Creating IT Futures
Employer Relationship Manager
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
I work for a non-profit called Creating IT Futures and through our IT-Ready program, we provide free tech training to underrepresented populations. We focus on students who don't have the means to start a career in technology and often they are unemployed or underemployed. Currently in MN, we offer a tech support training course that prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ certification and a software testing course that prepares students to take ISTQB/ASTQB certification exams. We also offer tech support classes in Charlotte, NC and Portland, OR with more to come!

I work directly with employers looking to hire graduates of the program. If you have needs for entry level tech support or software testing and want access to a diverse pool of vetted and certified students, let me know! kkirschner@comptia.org