CHICAGO - Kevin Rubin, CIO of Stratosphere Networks, will deliver the keynote speech at the IT-Ready program graduation ceremony on Friday, June 14 at Northeastern Illinois University's El Centro campus in Chicago.
The IT-Ready program is run by Creating IT Futures, a charity established by CompTIA to help people improve their lives through careers in tech. IT-Ready offers an on-ramp to successful careers in IT for qualifying adults who enjoy and are interested in technology but don't have formal IT job experience.
"I'm honored that Creating IT Futures chose me to speak to Chicago's IT-Ready graduates this year," Rubin said. "Building a career in the tech world is both challenging and rewarding, and I'm happy to offer guidance based on my experiences to those just starting out."
Rubin will speak to the graduates about his experiences working in IT and how to tackle challenges they're likely to encounter. He is one of the co-founders of the Chicago IT support provider Stratosphere Networks and has earned recognition from various organizations for his achievements in the field of IT managed services. Rubin is an executive council member of the CompTIA Managed Services Community and has been named as one of the Top People in Managed Services by MSPmentor with the MSPmentor 250 award.
"We're excited to have Kevin speak to our latest IT-Ready class in Chicago," said Anderson Lee, workforce solutions manager for Creating IT Futures. "Kevin has been a great supporter of ours but also to numerous people launching their careers. He understands that failure is part of the learning process and helps every student and every tech worker grow. Our IT-Ready class has spent 8 weeks learning not only tech skills to gain entry-level tech jobs but also the soft skills needed to make it any industry - how to tackle problems, learn from your mistakes and keep communication lines open."
Stratosphere Networks focuses on delivering comprehensive technology solutions to all kinds of businesses. The company offers managed cybersecurity solutions and cloud consulting services, in addition to managed IT services.
To learn more about IT-Ready and Creating IT Futures, please visit the Creating IT Futures website.