Ingram Micro Makes Generous Donation to CompTIA Educational Foundation's Creating Futures Program

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Computer equipment donation will help fund IT career training programs

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That's what Creating Futures is all about and that's why this was a good fit for our organization. This partnership also provides Ingram Micro and CompTIA a platform to advocate careers in the exciting and ever-changing world of IT.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Educational Foundation announced today that is has a received a donation of $10,000 worth of computer equipment from Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest technology distributor, to be used in the foundation's Creating Futures Bids 4 Futures online auction.

The CompTIA Educational Foundation's Creating Futures program began Bids 4 Futures as another way to raise funds for career education and training programs designed to address the shortage of skilled information technology (IT) professionals.

"There is no greater satisfaction than to be able to contribute to building a better future for someone who typically wouldn't have this opportunity," said Brian Wiser, senior vice president, sales and vendor management, Ingram Micro North America. "That's what Creating Futures is all about and that's why this was a good fit for our organization. This partnership also provides Ingram Micro and CompTIA a platform to advocate careers in the exciting and ever-changing world of IT."

By training individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, minorities, disclosed workers, and at-risk youth for IT careers, the Creating Futures program is helping the IT industry grow and diversify its workforce. For more information about Bids 4 Futures, please visit http://creatingfutures.us/auction.aspx.

About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 150 countries and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com.

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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Kara Kersh
Manager, Media Relations
CompTIA
630-678-8464
KKersh@comptia.org
http://www.comptia.org

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