Military veterans are held in high regard by many potential employers because they bring a high degree of commitment, dedication and discipline to their second careers
Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Vocus) October 16, 2008
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Educational Foundation announced today that a donation from ExamForce, a leading provider of exam preparation material and video training, will be used to prepare United States veterans for post-military careers in information technology (IT).
ExamForce, headquartered in Largo, Fla., donated its IT exam preparation software, valued at $23,400, to the Foundation's Creating Futures program, which provides career opportunities to groups who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including veterans transitioning out of the military.
"This is a great program and a noble initiative," said John Mongeon, corporate sales manager, ExamForce. "Not many companies are doing something like this for our vets, providing them with new career choices and opportunities. We are happy to be a part of it."
"Military veterans are held in high regard by many potential employers because they bring a high degree of commitment, dedication and discipline to their second careers," noted John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA Educational Foundation. "Creating Futures builds on these attributes by providing our vets with the technical training and certification that prepares them for the IT workforce. This generous gift from ExamForce will go a long way toward bringing even more veterans into our industry. We are extremely grateful for their support."
About the CompTIA Educational Foundation
The CompTIA Educational Foundation provides career opportunities for individuals who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce. With the support of individuals, industry leaders, companies, and the government the Foundation creates programs aimed at helping veterans transitioning out of the military, at-risk youth, women, minorities, dislocated workers, and individuals with disabilities obtain the technical and business skills employers are looking for. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals enter the IT workforce, helping the industry alleviate its shortage of skilled workers. For more information or to make a donation to the CompTIA Educational Foundation, please visit http://www.creatingfutures.us/.
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