Downers Grove, Ill. — July 12
CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the Information technology (IT) industry, announced new enhancements to its “Troops to Tech Careers initiative,” a program that provides opportunities and resources to veterans interested in post-military careers in IT.
The Troops to Tech Careers corporate employment registry has been expanded to include more companies and organizations committed to prioritizing the hiring of IT certified veterans. The registry now includes 26 organizations across the country.
CompTIA has also launched a “Veterans Inspire” contest open to anyone with a story to share about an active military member or veteran.
To enter the contest, submit a story in 500 words or less by July 23 on why you admire, appreciate or are inspired by someone for their service to our country. CompTIA will then ask people to like their favorite submissions on Facebook.
Out of the top five submissions chosen by voters, three winners will be selected by CompTIA for Amazon gift card prizes — $200 for first place, $100 for second and $75 for third.
Since its launch in August 2011, CompTIA’s Troops to Tech Careers initiative has aimed to positively impact more than 5,600 veterans by providing them with training and certifications to launch careers in IT.
U.S. veterans and their spouses may be eligible for educational benefits that cover the costs of education and certification. Comprehensive information on eligibility for educational benefits that cover IT education courses and certification is available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.