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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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:
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.