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About the CompTIA Educational Foundation

In 1998, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) established the CompTIA Educational Foundation with a mission to give transitioning veterans, individuals with disabilities, youth-at-risk and dislocated workers the opportunity to achieve rewarding careers in IT.

Through funding, the Foundation assists individuals in obtaining the training, education and skills they need for life-long, IT careers – not just jobs. The Foundation receives contributions and grants from individuals, industry leaders, businesses and the government. These donations fund our Creating Futures program and IT Merit Awards.

The Foundation directly impacts people’s lives, and the IT industry as a whole, through its work with CompTIA member companies, industry employers, government agencies and training providers. These organizations help fund and maintain programs such as career prep, education, certification and skill validation.

The CompTIA Educational Foundation uses research to determine emerging skills that individuals must possess to work on the latest technologies. This helps the Foundation develop programs that produce properly skilled workers for the latest, in-demand IT jobs.

Unlike most career-assistance programs, the Foundation’s Creating Futures program works with employers to find needs within their company, and then provides individuals with the training to fit those needs. It goes beyond offering monetary support by allowing individuals to overcome barriers to employment and employers the ability build a qualified and diverse workforce.


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"I think the value of the Creating Futures program is that it gives a military member the opportunity to catch up with today’s technology."

Tony Edward Brown
U.S. Navy Veteran
Creating Futures Participant

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