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NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Blog Series: CompTIA – Supporting Efforts in Helping Students Succeed

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This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that is being shared at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting. Guest bloggers are partner organizations, supporters and other experts that will be present at the national gathering in the Washington, DC area.

Greetings to all conference attendees and organizers!

We look forward to seeing you at the NASDCTE Spring event in Washington!

The students in your states are in the process of becoming the workforce of tomorrow and they need to be as prepared as possible to meet the challenges of the workplace. The rapid pace of change in computer technology has created a constantly growing skills gap. Businesses are struggling to find qualified job candidates that have the documented skills they need to implement critical innovation or to simply keep them current on existing technologies.

Like you, our main interest is student success.  We’re participating in this conference to meet with educational leaders, listen to your ideas and concerns and discuss ways that we can assist you in helping prepare students for their careers. We believe that working together with you, we can begin to close that skills gap.

Schools and dedicated teachers are on the front line – doing their best to lead their students to high achievement and prepare them for the challenges of college and careers.

We can help your teachers keep their skills current and provide industry recognized documentation of skills that provide your students with a valuable credential to accompany their diplomas or degrees.

CompTIA has been facilitating the development of high stakes certification exams with subject matter experts from the IT industry for over 20 years. As the technology industry has expanded into more specialized areas, CompTIA has been a leader in developing standards that detail the knowledge and skills needed by the workforce.  Since the release of our first A+ exam in 1993, we now have 18 vendor neutral certifications that are consistently listed as some of the most valuable credentials for job seekers.

The CompTIA Academy program is our Association’s academic outreach program that was designed to help schools implement effective technology program and help students gain experience and industry credibility as they transition from education to the workforce.

We would like to meet with you and share information about our programs, our professional development conference and the other services that we provide to support your efforts in helping your students succeed.

Visit us in our Studio in the Calvert Room April 1-2, 2014.

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

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