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January 2017

 

 

New tech career paves way for IT-Ready grad’s personal, professional growth

 
Mai

The same attributes that help Mai Yia Vue succeed as a companion to the elderly — such as courtesy and respect— serve her well in her new help desk role at U.S. Bank.

 

Read more about Mai's success
 
 

Busting seven myths about technology careers

 
tech-myths

What could prevent today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s technologists? Seven myths. So, let’s bust them one by one. 

Learn how to combat the myths


 

 
 

NextUp partners with three organizations to interest middle schoolers in tech careers

 
NextUp

NextUp selected TechGirlz, FUSE and NYAS as its partners and will bring CompTIA members and IT pros into the partnerships to mentor middle schoolers in tech careers.

 

Read more about the partnerships
 
 

Chance Google search offers shortcut to IT career

 
Jon

Jon Sung was pursuing his computer science degree when frustration with homework prompted him to turn to Google for help. That search led him to IT-Ready, CompTIA A+ certification and an IT job with U.S. Bank.

 

Read more about Jon's job search
 
 

CompTIA works with FUSE to expand STEAM education in 21 schools

 
FUSE

As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with the FUSE program at Northwestern University to expand and enrich STEAM learning for middle and high school students around the country. Schools can apply for one of 21 two-year grants by February 24.

 

Learn about FUSE & STEAM education
 
 

Looking for tech support?

 
askIT

CompTIA certified IT experts can help you with things like internet connectivity, computer speed, and a whole lot more! Visit AskIT for free tech support with the click of a mouse.

 

Ask a question
 
 

Volunteers needed for CompTIA/New York Academy of Sciences program to interest teens in tech careers

 
NYAS

As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with the New York Academy of Sciences on a series of mentoring opportunities. CompTIA members and IT pros are needed as volunteers for a special tech fair in February. 

 

Read more about NYAS
 
 

Wrapping up the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge

 
Problem Solvers

Thank you to everyone who made our CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge a huge success. We could not have done it without you and are overwhelmed by the support and generosity everyone showed throughout the Challenge.

 

See how much we raised together
 
 
 

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We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers. 

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