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CompTIA Welcomes De La Salle University to its Academy Partner Program

Feb 02, 2016

Manila, Philippines, February 2, 2016 – CompTIA, the nonprofit trade association for the technology industry and the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world’s tech workforce, today welcomed De La Salle University as the newest member of its CompTIA Authorized Partner Program for Academy Partners in the Philippines.

Dr. Merlin Teodosia Suarez, Dean of the College of Computer Studies, at De La Salle University and Dennis Kwok, Vice President, Asia Pacific, CompTIA, recently launched the partnership at the university’s campus in Manilla.

With this collaboration, De La Salle University students can graduate with both an academic degree and internationally-recognized IT skills credentials from CompTIA.

“This partnership with CompTIA will surely strengthen our Computing Curriculum even more,” Dr. Suarez said. “We are excited as we share the same objective with CompTIA – to give our students the right foundation leading to a rewarding career in the fast-growing field of information technology.”

The partnership between De La Salle University and CompTIA occurs at an opportune time. CompTIA’s 2015 report International Technology Adoption & Workforce Trends Study found that 68 percent of business and IT executives said technology is important or very important to their organization’s success. That figure is projected to rise to 76 percent over the next two years.

“More than ever technology is critical to business success, and virtually every company and industry needs workers educated, trained and certified in the latest technology skills,” Kwok said. “CompTIA certifications are at the forefront of validating skills in cloud computing, mobility, networking, security, storage and other mission-critical technologies. Employers worldwide recognize and rely on CompTIA certifications when hiring IT professionals.”

Hiring managers and HR professionals believe having IT job candidates with industry certifications saves time and resources in evaluating applicants, ensures a candidate’s credibility and demonstrates that they have a baseline set of knowledge.

Once hired, certified IT workers get up to speed more quickly, are more likely to stay with the company long term, have a higher likelihood of being promoted and generally perform better than non-certified IT staff.

About De La Salle University

De La Salle University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic co-educational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service.

Nestled in the heart of Manila, De La Salle University is home to local and international students seeking quality education for a brighter future ahead. It is situated in a vibrant city where culture and diversity is well manifested.

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About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 6,700 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski