DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating IT Futures today announced the launch of CompTIA Tech Career Academy in the Twin Cities. Offering an expanded IT-Ready Technical Support Program to train, certify and place unemployed and under-employed adults in their first IT jobs, CompTIA Tech includes both hard technical skills training as well as soft skills and career development. The spring semester begins March 30 in Edina, Minn.
"We're excited to take our educational offerings to the next level with CompTIA Tech, and the Twin Cities, with its robust tech industry, is the ideal area to launch this new program," said Charles Eaton, CEO, Creating IT Futures and CEO, CompTIA Tech Career Academy. "While thousands of IT jobs are available, employers are struggling to find qualified, trained workers. CompTIA Tech will give students the skills needed to launch and grow a career in technology."
The U.S. tech sector continues to top the charts for job growth and the tech job market in the Twin Cities region is strong. Burning Glass found that in the past 90 days, more than 1,300 IT help desk jobs have been posted in the Twin Cities. In total, there are currently more than 10,000 tech jobs open, and by 2026, the number of IT jobs in the region is expected to increase by seven percent.
CompTIA Tech will focus initially on the established IT-Ready Technical Support curriculum, with a combination of practical knowledge, technical expertise, soft skills development and career services. After completing their training, students can sit for the CompTIA A+ certification. IT-Ready Technical Support prepares students for IT help desk jobs, which can be a springboard for a robust tech career.
Applications are available for the tuition-based, eight-week, spring session with classes beginning March 30. Creating IT Futures and CompTIA Tech are committed to providing tuition support through grants for qualifying students – as tech careers should be accessible to anyone with a dream and passion to pursue them. Creating IT Futures plans to expand CompTIA Tech to additional cities throughout the year.
For more information on the CompTIA Tech Career Academy, visit CompTIATech.org.
About Creating IT Futures Founded in 1998 by CompTIA, Creating IT Futures is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping populations under-represented in the information technology industry and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at CreatingITFutures.org.