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TEKsystems Receives Polaris Award from Creating IT Futures for Leadership in Building Tech Careers
[November 01, 2018]

TEKsystems Receives Polaris Award from Creating IT Futures for Leadership in Building Tech Careers

HANOVER, Md., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating IT Futures awarded TEKsystems with the Polaris Award, recognizing the company's outstanding leadership in building information technology (IT) careers for those in need of new career opportunities.

TEKsystems of Hanover, Md., has received the the Polaris Award from Creating IT Futures. The award recognizes the company’s outstanding leadership in building information technology careers for those in need of new career opportunities. Charles Eaton (left), CEO of Creating IT Futures, presented the award to Franklin Reed, Director of Inclusion and Diversity at TEKsystems, for the company's outstanding leadership in building career opportunities in technology.

TEKsystems became an employment partner with Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready career program in 2012 and has placed nearly 80 IT-Ready graduates into tech jobs in Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Minneapolis / St. Paul; Omaha; Philadelphia; and Portland, OR.  Plus earlier this year, TEKsystems stepped up to help expand IT-Ready to more cities, assisting Creating IT Futures with launching a permanent home for IT-Ready classes in Charlotte, NC.

At no cost to students, IT-Ready assesses, trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the IT field, which has a shortage of qualified workers. IT-Ready has become one of America's most successful tech training programs with 88 percent of its students graduating and 86 percent of graduates garnering paid IT jobs. With a commitment to building a diverse tech workforce, IT-Ready's student body has averaged 66 percent people of color and 44 percent female.

"It's a great honor to receive this award from Creating IT Futures," said Franklin Reed, director of inclusion and diversity, TEKsystems. "I see this as a reflection of all the hard work from everyone who has invested their time and energy into creating opportunities in IT careers for those who may not have seen that as an option before. I hope to continue to build this partnership and even more pathways to IT careers going forward."

"In each IT-Ready city, we strive to bring local employers, non-profits and government representatives together to grow the tech workforce in that city. TEKsystems has become one of our most valued partners, not only in placing our graduates into good-paying IT jobs, but also in helping to prepare students for meeting with employers and to enable more students to enroll in IT-Ready," said Charles Eaton, CEO, Creating IT Futures. "We're proud to present our Polaris Award for leadership in building IT careers to TEKsystems."

Potential IT-Ready employers, students and community partners can learn more at

About Creating IT Futures

Founded in 1998 by CompTIA, Creating IT Futures is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping populations under-represented in the information technology industry and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at

About TEKsystems

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, an Allegis Group company, we understand people. Every year we deploy more than 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals–while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there.

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Creating IT Futures                                                             TEKsystems

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