California Community Colleges and The Open Group Join the ITCC

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The California Community College system and The Open Group join the IT Certification Council's evolving list of leaders in the IT certification industry.

We're excited to have these new members join the IT Certification Council. They represent the sort of collaboration the ITCC is all about.

The IT Certification Council has gained two new member companies. The California Community College system and The Open Group join the ITCC’s evolving list of leaders in the IT certification industry. The California Community Colleges system of 112 community colleges serves over 2.4 million students and is the largest co-secondary system in the nation. The Open Group is a global consortium with 440 member organizations that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards.

Information Communications Technologies (ICT) Director Stephen Wright says, “We are thrilled to be part of the ITCC. It gives the community college system of California an opportunity to collaborate with organizations that will potentially employ our graduates. It’s important to have this linkage and be at the table to have compelling conversations about how to promote the value of IT certifications.”

The Open Group Certifications are a globally recognized, credible and portable validation that an IT professional has the knowledge, skills and expertise to get the job done. It's the most reliable guide for selecting qualified professionals for critical roles, as well as a clear path for professional development and advancement. James de Raeve, VP of Certification at The Open Group says, “We provide highly respected knowledge and competency based certifications and believe that the ITCC can help to further increase the awareness of our programs. We look forward to working together to promote IT certification and the viability of the IT profession.”

"We're excited to have these new members join the IT Certification Council,” says Gary Fluitt, ITCC Board of Directors Chair. “They represent the sort of collaboration the ITCC is all about. The California Community Colleges system is one of the largest developers of IT talent in the world. The Open Group develops industry recognized credentials that IT professionals need to get jobs. Working together, we can anticipate the needs of the IT labor market and produce skilled professionals with the credentials they need to get jobs."

The Open Group and California Community Colleges share ITCC membership with APM Group, Caveon, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, HDI, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Kaplan, LPI, Microsoft, Pearson VUE and Prometric. ITCC members design, develop and deliver certification exams and the accompanying study materials to create credentialing programs for the IT industry.

The ITCC is a council of IT industry leaders focused on promoting IT certifications and committed to growing professional certifications, while recognizing the need for a qualified workforce to support the world’s technology needs.
http://www.itcertcouncil.org

About The Open Group
The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

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