DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Aug. 8, 2018 -- Organizations at the forefront of educating, training and certifying new generations of technology workers have been recognized as outstanding partners by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry.
The awards were presented at the recent CompTIA Partner Summit in Washington, D.C. The annual summit brings together hundreds of educators, commercial trainers, corporate learning and development leaders, instructors, government agencies and officials, and others interested in training solutions to enhance the skillset of the IT workforce.
"We continue to face a significant deficit of skilled tech workers," said John McGlinchey, CompTIA's executive vice president for global business development. "In Q2 2018, U.S. employers had more than 768,000 job openings for core IT positions, an increase of 32 percent from the prior year.
"Together with our partners we're creating new and innovative approaches to address the shortage of tech workers, through experiential and project-based learning, live labs and simulations, live instructor led remote training, and other learning options," McGlinchey continued. "We're pleased to honor the partners who are at the forefront of this effort."
CompTIA partners honored at the summit included:
- Riverside Adult School, Riverside, Calif., received the Bright Beginner award for its computer support specialist and networking and repair certificate program, which prepares adult students for a certification in computer networking and repair.
- Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., presented with the Outstanding Leader award for its competency-based education program that address the needs of the workforce and the community.
- Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, La., recipient of the Rising Star award. The college is a National Center of Academic Excellence in information assurance and a Center for Workforce Excellence in cyber technology.
- Northern Virginia Community College Workforce, a Bright Beginner honoree for its efforts to provide education and training opportunities to develop a robust talent pipeline that meets the needs of employers.
- ONLV Training Centers, Wilmington, Del., an Outstanding Leader award winner, in recognition of its training programs for corporate, military and consumer customers.
- TrainAce, Green Belt, Md., received an Outstanding Leader award for its hand-on courses that teach skills and knowledge relevant for today's demanding IT and cybersecurity industries.
- GetCertified4Less, Grosse Pointe, Mich., recipient of an Outstanding Leader award for its dedication to the IT testing and training community.
- Advanced Business Learning, Tempe, Ariz., a Rising Star award winner for its work in adult learning and workforce effectiveness.
- ASM Educational Center, Rockville, Md., named a Bright Beginner for its commitment to serving the training and consulting needs of clients around the world.
Four companies received CompTIA Certified Team awards. This program recognizes organizations that have made a commitment to having its technical staff certified by CompTIA. Honored this year were ASI System Integration, New York, N.Y.; Daly Computers, Clarksville, Md., Clever Ducks, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and Connection, Inc., Merrimack, N.H.
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.