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January 2017



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


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


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 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 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


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?


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.


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


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.







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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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