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CompTIA Honors Veterans, Shares Milestones for its Troops to Tech Careers Initiative

November 9, 2012

CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry, called on its members and all Americans to take time this Veterans Day to reflect on and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces for their dedication, hard work and sacrifice.

Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA, issued the following statement today.

“As we show our appreciation to veterans and active duty service members this Veterans Day, let’s also recognize the struggles that many of them face when they move back to civilian life. One way that CompTIA and the IT sector are helping to ease this transition is by providing opportunities for technical training and skills certification that can lead to employment in the tech sector. We believe that the hard work and dedication our veterans showed on the battlefield can be translated into promising careers.

“Since the inception of our Troops to Tech Careers program in October 2011, more than 8,000 veterans have enrolled, earning nearly 11,000 CompTIA certificates in technical subject matters such as security and network administration.

“What’s more, the program’s corporate registry includes 30 national and regional companies and organizations across the country, each of whom has pledged to place a priority on hiring veterans. These companies are continuing to hire veterans and integrate them into the private sector.

“To mark Veterans Day, from November 12 through 15, CompTIA is teaming with the University of Phoenix on a series of Start Strong Veterans Events. These events will feature information, resources and tips on how to plan for personal and professional success as military veterans make the transition to civilian life.

“CompTIA is proud to offer this unwavering support to our nation’s heroes. We call on companies across the country to join the IT sector and follow suit. It’s one small way we can salute veterans for their service.”

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