Chicago Lighthouse, MeasureUp, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, SkillSoft & Xerox Exemplify Philanthropic Leadership
The CompTIA Educational Foundation presented its Creating Futures Awards to information technology (IT) and philanthropic leaders at a special breakfast during Breakaway 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, recently.
Presenting the awards, Charles Eaton, executive director, CompTIA Educational Foundation, thanked the honorees for their support of the Foundation's Creating Futures program. Creating Futures provides free IT training and certification opportunities to populations who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including U.S. military veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers. The 2010 honorees include:
"Our philanthropic efforts are based on partnerships, and without the help of these inspiring companies, we could never have the success we've had this past year. In 2009, we trained 854 individuals in need for an IT career. This year we're out to train 1,000 and we're on our way to achieving that goal," said Eaton. "Our honorees have provided not only cash and in-kind donations, but also an abundance of their time and leadership to help us to enhance our programs and to give more people a new career in IT. We simply couldn't do it without them."
Donations to the CompTIA Educational Foundation can be in cash, equipment or training seats. All gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible. Individuals and companies can make a donation to the program, and prospective participants can apply for training by visiting the Foundation's website, comptia-ef.org.
About the CompTIA Educational Foundation
The CompTIA Educational Foundation provides career opportunities for individuals who historically have been under-represented in the IT workforce. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals enter the IT workforce, helping the industry alleviate its shortage of skilled workers. For more information or to make a donation to the CompTIA Educational Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.comptia-ef.org.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.comptia.org.
SOURCE: The CompTIA Educational Foundation