Leading industry association aims to inspire young people to explore tech career options
Washington, D.C. – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, is encouraging tech workers around the world to join its #MyTechStory campaign to inspire the next generations of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Starting this week at CompTIA ChannelCon 2018, the industry’s premier annual education, networking and partnering event, anyone working in a technology job or for a tech company is invited to share #MyTechStory in a three- to five-minute video clip.
“The people in our industry have great stories to tell,” Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA president and CEO, said here today. ”We need to pass those down to younger generations. We still have 600,000 open jobs in our industry. If we are ever going to fill that we need to attract new people.”
Thibodeaux shared his tech story with the ChannelCon audience; from building Erector Sets and Heathkit electronic devices as an adolescent; to his first computer, the ZX81 home computer produced by Sinclair Research in the early 1980s; through five colleges and universities; to 2018, his tenth year as the leader of the world’s leading technology industry trade association.
“Tell the world about why you love the job you have,” Thibodeaux said. “It might be a role model who inspired you, or an innovation that intrigued you. And if you arrived in the tech industry after a long and winding career path, we want to hear your story, too. Everyone has a unique tale to tell, a story that can encourage or inspire someone else.”
CompTIA invites anyone with a connection to the technology industry workforce – whether in a technical or non-technical job role – to share their tech story in a short video of five minutes or less.
Completed videos can be tweeted to @CompTIA using #MyTechStory; or submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later this year CompTIA will unveil a video library of the #MyTechStory submissions.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 35 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.