News

CompTIA To Start IT Apprenticeship Program

U.S. Department of Labor grants $550K to CompTIA to develop apprenticeship program for entry-level IT professionals.

The next time somebody asks you for advice on how to get their first job in IT, you may be able to help them get an apprenticeship. The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has received a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop an apprenticeship program for entry-level IT professionals.

Named the Technical Support Specialist Apprenticeship, the program will focus on on-the-job training as well as supplemental technical instruction. No doubt, entry-level certifications such as CompTIA's A+ and Network+ will be integrated into the program.

In a printed statement, John Venator, president and CEO of CompTIA, said, "This grant enables CompTIA to expand our efforts to help solve America's IT worker shortage. Our innovative apprenticeship program will increase the number of skilled, CompTIA-certified, entry-level IT workers available to fill the more than 400,000 currently vacant IT positions in the United States. Programs like these offer a possible solution to the current IT workforce shortage."

The program will be developed from now through December 2002.

For more information on CompTIA and its certification programs, visit www.comptia.org.

About the Author

Becky Nagel is the executive editor of the 1105 Redmond Media Group's Web sites, including Redmondmag.com, RCPmag.com, RedDevNews.com and VisualStudioMagazine.com, among others.

comments powered by Disqus

Reader Comments:

Sat, Aug 25, 2001 John Pitrelli Floral Park, New York

GREAT IDEA! I would like to apply for this program ASAP!

Add Your Comment Now:

Your Name:(optional)
Your Email:(optional)
Your Location:(optional)
Comment:
Please type the letters/numbers you see above

Redmond Tech Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.