Career Development

  • Skills and Workforce Budgets Are Cut but Survive

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | April 18, 2011
    The CompTIA mission is to advance the global IT industry. A cornerstone of that mission is to support a national network for career training and education. Tomorrow’s IT entrepreneurs may be today’s student or dislocated worker that needs access to training and knowledge. Hence our deep engagement and support for federal, state and local programs that meet these objectives.On April 15th the President signed into law H.R. 1473, the long-term continuing resolution that will fund the federal govern ...
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  • Federal Workforce Development Makes an Impact on the IT Industry

    by Rachel Fabro  | April 07, 2011
    Today, there are more than 600,000 open IT jobs in the United States, making IT training and education as critical as ever in building a strong workforce. The current economic environment has nurtured continuing developments in the IT industry. As new technologies emerge, the industry is looking to organizations to develop and drive new talent to fill those open jobs.The common theme for driving this talent is collaboration. It will be the collaboration of agencies, public and private organizati ...
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  • Colloquium Kicks Off in Chicago

    by Brian Sherman  | April 07, 2011
    The tremendous advancements in IT are driving new opportunities for the certification and training industry, from healthcare IT and cloud computing to data storage and IT security. There’s a natural relationship between the end-user demand for these services and their suppliers: service providers and other technology firms. Despite the down economy and related hurdles that slowed certifications and training over the past couple of years, the industry outlook for 2011 is rosy—primarily due to the ...
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  • CompTIA Certified IT Pros Go Viral To Win Cash Prizes

    by Lisa Fasold  | March 30, 2011
    Our Get IT Video Contest asked IT professionals who are CompTIA certified to submit a 60-second video about how they’ve used their CompTIA-certified skills to solve an IT problem, get a raise or a promotion or get a job. This social sweepstakes video contest was the first of its kind offered to the large pool of CompTIA certified individuals.Michael Sileno took 1st place in our Get IT video contest.Michael Sileno, owner and president of Stryker Computer Solutions in Greensboro, N.C., claimed the ...
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  • CAPP Academy Launches in the U.K.

    by Michelle Henderson  | March 24, 2011
    Employment in the U.K. IT and telecom industry is set to grow at 5 times the national average over the next decade, playing a vital role in underpinning economic recovery.The research, Technology Insights 2011 by eSkills in January 2011, shows that demand for IT professionals has increased over the last year. 1.5 million people are currently employed in the IT workforce – equivalent to 1 in every 20 people employed in the U.K. This year alone, the IT and telecom workforce will require 110,000 ne ...
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  • Get People into IT Jobs: How Can You Help

    by Charles Eaton  | March 10, 2011
    Since last June, the CompTIA Educational Foundation has been focused on becoming a more effective organization in the effort to find underserved populations lasting careers in the IT industry. Through research on our own program’s outcomes and studying the work of other non-profits and government organizations involved in workforce development, we found that our foundation was not achieving the level of job placement that was possible in other programs. We moved quickly to improve those numbers. ...
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  • Don’t Quit IT Because of Your IT Job

    by Rick Bauer  | March 03, 2011
    I love the TechRepublic website, and my last Monday morning’s reading included Jack Wallen’s “10 Reasons for Quitting IT” article. Lots of comments and suggestions—some of them humorous like farming and Buddhist monk, etc., but some of them observations from some pretty frustrated IT folks. As someone who has moved around for most of his IT career (production manager in database/imaging service bureau, IT manager, CIO in several places, storage industry executive leadership, now working for Comp ...
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  • Educational Foundation Takes on New Mission

    by Tom Liszka  | February 28, 2011
    Through our Educational Foundation, we enable people to improve their lives through employment in the IT industry.  Our foundation’s services help at-risk individuals and populations under-represented in IT prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.We've helped thousands of individuals, including military personnel and spouses.  For instance last year, Christopher Venters, an Air Force veteran from Deleware, obtained several CompTIA certifications by way of the foundation.In the summer ...
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  • Certification’s Place in Staffing and Development

    by Amy Carrado  | February 15, 2011
    Are there any employers who would dare claim professional development of their staff is not important? Our recent research study, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, confirms that is not likely. In fact, professional development is moderately to extremely important to the great majority of organizations (93%).However, as we all have witnessed, varying levels of employer support for staff development exists between organizations, dependent on factors such as company size, resou ...
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  • ChiTech Lottery Brings 250 New Kids into Tech

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | February 11, 2011
    I was witness this week to an event becoming more frequent across the U.S.: the charter school lottery. CompTIA is a big supporter of charitable efforts in the Chicago area around education and workforce development, but one group in particular has gotten our full attention. The Chicago Tech Academy is now in its second year of operation and just this week held its third student lottery.Soon-to-be freshmen rejoice at winning the ChiTech lottery.The kids who attend ChiTech (as the students have n ...
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  • Nate Teplow Shares His Insight on Future Leaders, Life and Tech Experiences

    by Brian Sherman | Oct 24, 2017
    While his friends had dreams of climbing the corporate ladder in finance or working with a big four accounting firm, Nate Teplow sought the excitement of a tech career. The chair of CompTIA's Future Leader's Community shared his thoughts on cross-generation collaboration and improving the new work environment in this this month's member spotlight article.
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