Directions Training to Provide Scholarships for 2014 Fifty for the Future® Awardees and their Faculty Sponsors

We are happy to announce that for the 2nd year in a row, Directions Training will provide each Fifty for the Future awardee a $1,000 scholarship and a separate $1,000 scholarship to his or her faculty sponsor! Read below to learn more!

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CHICAGO, IL – April 10, 2014 – The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is pleased to announce that the search for this year’s Fifty for the Future® has begun.

The ITF Fifty for the Future® mobilizes academia and industry to support students across Illinois universities who aspire to greatness in the field of technology.  Faculty are invited to submit nominations for individual students or the student can self- nominate and have the nomination supported by faculty.  Submitted students will be reviewed by a team of industry leaders, highlighting those who compel the technology industry forward.

In its 8th year, this event will honor Illinois students who have proven determination and foresight through their education and deeds in the application and development of technology. This annual competition culminates in an evening of celebration, highlighting the students themselves and the Foundation’s work with industry and academia in bringing real world experiences into the classroom to assure a steady stream of future technology workers and leaders for Illinois.

The Illinois Technology Foundation is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Directions Training will provide each Fifty for the Future® awardee a $1,000 scholarship and a separate $1,000 scholarship to his or her faculty sponsor. Recipients of the award will be able to apply the scholarship to Directions Training’s extensive catalog of IT course offerings.

The awards are open to all students enrolled in the following academic programs: High School, Technical, Vocational, Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-graduate.

All students are eligible as long as they graduate after December 1, 2014.

Students and Faculty may initiate the nomination process by completing the application at fiftyforthefuture.org.

Nominations are open until October 1, 2014.

About the Illinois Technology Foundation

The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the development of the technology pipeline in the State of Illinois. ITF is a grassroots organization with over 300 passionate volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom. In doing this, we enrich the careers of students by helping them find meaningful employment that allows them to pursue their technical aspirations and make valuable contributions to their employers. For more information, please visit us at: www.illinoistechfoundation.org.

About Directions Training

Since 1991, Directions Training has been successfully educating IT and business professionals worldwide. Directions Training makes it easy to acquire the training and certifications you need by offering the widest selection of technology and business solutions. We offer training and certifications for all major technology vendors, including: Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, Oracle, CompTIA, Project Management and much more. For more information, please visit us at: www.directionstraining.com.