Education

CompTIA recognizes that the US faces both short-term IT talent supply issues and long-term skills development opportunities CompTIA believes that providing a quality education for our children today will lead to a more knowledgeable and empowered workforce in the future. We support investment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education activities issues.

As such, CompTIA supports the reauthorization and improvement of federal workforce and education laws such as the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Improvement Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. We also support apprenticeships and on-the-job training programs that help with transitions from the classroom into a career. We also favor initiatives that support the use of industry recognized credentials as a way to validate knowledge and skill.

Education Committees

State

Press Releases

Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 15, 2017

CompTIA Finalizes Agenda for 2017 D.C. Fly-In and Tech Policy Summit

Feb 13, 2017

CompTIA Commends House Passage of Email Privacy Act

Feb 06, 2017

Blog Articles

  • What are the Top 25 Legislative Priorities for 2017 in Texas?

    by Sarah Matz | Dec 19, 2016
    Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released this month his top 25 legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Several of these priorities have a specific tech component and others will likely have a significant impact on the broader tenor of debate in the upcoming legislative session Texas. These priorities include:
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  • What is the Future of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Under a New Administration?

    by Jennifer Saha | Dec 19, 2016
    Coming off a surprising federal election in December, the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) heard from national association leaders about their predictions on the future of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under a new administration. While a lot is still unknown and much to be revealed in the New Year, the one thing that the group agreed on (and has been publicly stated) is that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as we know it will go away – at least in part.
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  • SXSW Panel: Apprenticeships and Solving the IT Skills Gap

    by Preston Grisham | Oct 28, 2016
    We are very excited to announce our panel 'Apprenticeships and Solving the IT Skills Gap’ has been selected to present at the 2017 SXSW Conference in Austin. The panel will be moderated by Charles Eaton, CEO of the Creating IT Futures Foundation. We are extremely fortunate to have United States Senator Orrin Hatch joining him on the panel.
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