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  • SXSW Panel Picker: Help us get back to Austin

    SXSW-logo The CompTIA staff have pulled together six great panel submissions for the 2018 SXSW Conference in Austin Texas. We need your help to ensure our panels are selected for next year's show. Please take a few minutes and review the panel submissions and vote for any or all of them to help us get back to Austin in March 2018!
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  • The middle-skill opportunity: A blueprint for job growth

    N70A4675 More than half of STEM jobs are so-called middle-skill jobs, where well-paid jobs are available without the need for a bachelor’s degree. Still, employers are struggling to find enough workers with the right skills for these jobs, and the demand for middle-skill workers is only expected to grow during the next decade.
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  • How to Succeed in Tech: Tips for Your First Year in IT

    crush-your-first-year-in-it-blog-image Logan Murphy, a technology consultant and developer who helps new IT pros navigate the landscape of their early careers, offers advice on how to learn your craft, build relationships and prepare for the next step in your IT career.
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  • Columnist Corner: Why Technologists Make Good Data Scientists

    InfoManagementChart Creating IT Futures executives create inspiration by sharing expertise and insight with industry magazines as regular columnists. The opinion piece by Eric Larson, senior director of IT Futures Labs, appeared first in Information Management earlier this year.
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  • The role of continuing education in workforce development programs

    A career in tech is leading to surreal days for many individuals. After completing their respective workforce development programs, more students are pursuing additional certifications, allowing them to gain more knowledge and work on projects that a year prior they would not have understood.
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  • Motivating Factors In Workforce Development

    #FacesOf_Week3_Ahmed Ahmed Mohmaed didn’t pass his first certification exam. Discouraged, but not defeated, he said that his family supported him during the certification testing and re-testing.
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  • The future’s so bright, he’s gotta wear shades

    JohnAmakye IT-Ready grad John Amakye continues to acquire new skills, move up the IT career ladder.
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  • Being the MVP in Your Tech Career

    russell-westbrook-mvp What makes the best player on your team? While the NBA and its fans debate this spring on who should be the MVP in basketball, Charles Eaton gives you the top three traits to pick the MVP on your tech team.
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  • NextUp, a New Program for Getting More Young People into Tech Careers, is Already Showing Promise

    FuseParticipant Robotics clubs. After-school STEM fairs. Hours of coding. Over the past several years, we have all observed the multiple ways that schools, corporations and nonprofit groups are trying to interest teens in tech careers. This year CompTIA launched its own approach - NextUp.
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  • Put Your IT Skills to Work in the Electronic Systems Industry

    ThinkstockPhoto Beyond computers, electronics are used throughout the house and business, and they need networking to link them all together – a perfect cross-over career for IT pros.
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  • Celebrating the Faces of Workforce Development

    #FacesOf_PreviewBlog_web The #FacesOf Showcase educates people on how workforce development programs are changing lives. Not only do these programs enable individuals to achieve their wildest dreams, such as buying a house or a car, but it also affords them the opportunity to achieve real-life necessities like providing food for their family.
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  • 7 Myths about Technology Careers

    BustTheTechMyths Today’s teens can become tomorrow’s technologists and close the industry’s tech skills gap. Over the last seven weeks, we have outlined the basic myths that influence them to NOT pursue a technology career.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 7

    BustTheTechMyths 7 myths about working in technology could dishearten today’s teens as they plan their future careers. That’s why we’ve been busting those bogus beliefs one by one.
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  • 10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    todd-thumb-web CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke to IT professionals and students about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.
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  • What’s the Difference Between a Regular Resume and an IT Resume?

    161014_1190_ClassroomPhotos How do you optimize your resume for your perfect IT jobs? Let us take you through three key steps.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 6

    BustTheTechMyths 7 myths surround careers in technology that could deflect the interest of today’s teens. So, let’s bust those barriers.
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  • Pioneering Tech Apprenticeships to Solve the Skills Gap

    SXSW-Panel There’s more than one way to get into the tech workforce, and new apprenticeship programs in the U.S. discussed at SXSW are helping to close the skills gap.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 4

    BustTheTechMyths Seven myths could dissuade today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s technologists. So, we’re knocking them down one at a time.
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  • How to Advance the Tech Workforce on Capitol Hill

    WorkingLunch_edit At CompTIA’s DC Fly-In this month, 180 tech leaders pushed their Congressmen for a new focus on workforce development. CompTIA called on Capitol Hill to create a new tech workforce bill.
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  • Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers – Part 3

    BustTheTechMyths 7 myths could discourage today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s technologists. That’s why we were busting them one by one.
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    A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.

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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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    3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
    Downers Grove, IL 60515

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