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September 2017



First Tech Apprenticeship Students Graduate Phase 1


More than 70 percent of our new tech apprenticeship class passed their CompTIA A+ exams on the first try before graduation. Now many of the students move onto 6 weeks of network and security training or software testing training.

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FUSE’ STEAM Program Doubling its Reach with NextUp

Portland Graduation

Our effort to spread an innovative STEAM program to more schools around the country is seeing more initial success than we anticipated.

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CompTIA Member Communities Contribute $35,000 to Genesys Works


CompTIA’s Advancing Diversity in Technology, Cloud, Future Leaders, IT Security, IT Services & Support, and Managed Services communities support Genesys Works' efforts to help youths realize their full potential through workplace experience.



Barista Serves up Tech Career


After working for a coffee retailer for years, Matt Clark dared to do something different — and served himself a satisfying new career in IT.


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Finding New Paths to Technology Careers


Back in March 2017, Megan Sprangers participated in a panel discussion at STEMapalooza, an annual event organized by the Girl Scouts to showcase the possibilities available through STEM education. Each panelist described her unique pathway getting started in a technology career. We continue the conversation here.


Meet Megan

TechGirlz Receives $25,000 from CompTIA Member Communities


Five of CompTIA’s member communities support nonprofit’s efforts to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.




I’m a Technologist, Too: Meet Digital Journalist Melissa Hart

Women's Only Class

How does a storyteller working for non-profits in rural New York state become a technologist? Find out in this first installment of our “I’m a Technologist, Too” series excerpted from Charles Eaton’s book How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education.


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5 Steps to Overcoming Diversity Challenges


CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux offers insight into the challenges companies face when it comes to embracing diversity in the workplace.



Triple Your Donations for Hurricane Relief


CompTIA is tripling donations made in its name to Heart to Heart, a disaster relief agency. Let’s help Heart to Heart get supplies to those in need in Texas, Florida and beyond. When you click to donate,  choose to designate your donation and write in CompTIA as your company. CompTIA will triple your impact by matching two to one.


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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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