DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four deserving organizations are the latest recipients of financial donations from member communities of CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry.
CompTIA today announced donations totaling $20,000 by its IT Security and IT Services and Support communities. Money for the donations comes from the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA.
The Illinois Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the state of Illinois. The group consists of 300+ volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom.
The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation is to extend the reach of the Celtics championship legacy into the Boston community through programs that directly benefit children in need.
"This year the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has allocated $50,000 as part of its Player Choice Grant," said Zak Karsan, vice president of business development for VaultLogic™ and a member of the CompTIA IT Security Community. "The money that the CompTIA IT Security Community donated will be included in the $50,000 Player Choice Grant. This season players chose to build computer labs in Boston Public Schools providing technology to children in need and keeping Boston Strong!"
The CompTIA U.S. IT Services and Support Community made donations of $5,000 each to Year Up and the Wounded Warrior Project's Training Transition Academy.
"The Wounded Warrior Project offers our veterans a wonderful program via the Transition Training Academy, which gives them the opportunity to succeed in a career in IT," said Mike Schuler, vice president of U.S. sales at Zylog Systems (Canada) Ltd. and chair of the CompTIA IT Services and Support Community.
"Year-Up provides an opportunity for low-income young adults to gain both training and internship from a sponsor company, significantly improving their prospects for a well-paying career in IT," Schuler added.
CompTIA Member Communities form the foundation of the association's initiatives, programs, education and research. These member-drive groups collaborate to advance specific technologies, vertical markets and business segments that are vital to the IT industry. CompTIA Community members include IT professionals, vendors, distributors and thought leaders who work together on the issues and programs that will shape the future of the IT industry.
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