The Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA, was founded in 1982. Continuing to expand from its original five members, CompTIA has more than 22,000 member companies in over 100 countries around the world; and serves as the voice of the world’s $1 trillion-plus Information Technology (IT) industry.
Through its global advocacy and leadership, CompTIA is committed to advancing the long-term success and growth of the IT industry by helping organizations maximize the benefits they receive from their investments in technology; and by helping individuals to obtain the skills and credentials they need for productive careers in IT. The association is involved in developing standards and best practices, and influencing the political, economic and educational arenas that impact IT worldwide.
Through the National Cristina Foundation's vision to effectively reuse technology to empower people with disabilities, at risk students and economically disadvantaged persons, it is creating educational and employment opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people, and thus improving individual lives and all of society. The Computing Technology Industry Association and its 22,000-plus member organizations around the world are proud to work with the National Cristina Foundation as its official civic outreach project .
– John A. Venator, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, CompTIA
The CompTIA Board of Directors serve on the NCF Circle of Leaders Advisory Board
CompTIA has developed specialized initiatives and programs committed to major areas within the IT industry in order to serve the industry and its members. Some initiatives and programs would include:
CompTIA Educational Foundation
CompTIA established the CompTIA Educational Foundation in 1998 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.
CompTIA E2C Program for Not-for-Profit Educational Organizations
The CompTIA Education to Careers (E2C) program provides IT educators and trainers the information, tools and resources necessary to help individuals enter the IT industry. E2C promotes success in the recruitment, training, certification and retention of IT workers worldwide.
CompTIA & Public Policy
CompTIA’s public policy group works to protect and advance the interests of the technology community before state, national and international governing bodies. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CompTIA has regional public policy offices in Brussels, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo.
CompTIA Technology Learning Group
The CompTIA Technology Learning Group (TLG) represents professionals and companies involved in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training community. Currently, TLG has more than 350 member companies who are dedicated providers of instructor-led and technology delivered learning for corporations and commercial training vendors.
CompTIA Electronics Industry Data Exchange Group (EIDX)
EIDX, a section of CompTIA, provides a unified voice, global leadership and strategic direction to further e-business interoperability. EIDX is committed to advancing industry growth through the development of standards, best practices, accreditations, professional education and development, tools and business solutions.
To learn about more of CompTIA’s programs and initiatives, visit: http://www.comptia.org/sections/default.aspx