DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the leading technology industry trade association, will acknowledge and thank tech workers around the globe for the contributions they make to business and industry with its second annual IT Pro Appreciation Week.
Technology professionals are invited to join CompTIA July 23 – 27 for contests, career advice and other activities.
"Given the pervasiveness of technology throughout the economy and the near daily reminders of awe-inspiring innovation, we sometimes forget the people behind these technologies," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. "The IT workforce is no longer a world of pocket protectors and mother boards. Today's IT pros are incredibly collaborative, creative and services-oriented."
According to Cyberstates™ 2018, CompTIA's annual analysis of the U.S. technology industry, tech employment expanded by nearly 200,000 jobs in 2017, to an estimated 11.5 million workers. Last year 38 states saw positive tech employment growth.
Opportunities to work in tech still abound. During Q2 2018 employers across the U.S. had job postings for more than 760,000 core IT positions.
Among the highlights of IT Pro Appreciation Week is a "Flip My Cube" contest. IT pros are eligible to win a work cube makeover. Contest entrants can post a picture of their current workspace on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – with the hashtag #CompTIAFlipMyCube – by midnight (CDT) on July 29. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the best decorated cubes, as judged by CompTIA staff.
IT pros are also encouraged to take advantage of the many career resources available from CompTIA, including:
Finally, the CompTIA Association of IT Professionals (AITP) is the leading association for technology professionals, students and educators. CompTIA AITP provides tools and resources that help tech professionals to build their network, strengthen technical knowledge and soft skills, develop a personal career path, and keep current on technology and business trends.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the millions of technology and business professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the global 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.