Academic institutions and training organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and developed transformative business practices to prepare individuals for employment in the information technology (IT) field were honored today by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce.
CompTIA recognized 17 of its partners with Outstanding Leader and Transformation awards on the final day of its 2021 Partner Summit. The annual summit is intended for educators, commercial trainers, government agencies, corporate learning and development leaders, instructors and others who work to enhance the skillset of the global IT workforce.
“Our partners remained resolute and strong through more than a year of unprecedented challenges and disruptions,” said John McGlinchey, CompTIA’s executive vice president for global certification. “Their creativity and adaptability allowed them to provide high-quality education and training to millions of learners pursuing opportunities to work in IT. CompTIA is grateful for their efforts and proud to call them partners.”
For the first time, CompTIA Transformation Awards were presented to five organizations that have demonstrated the ability to change, evolve, shift and transform operations and practices to incorporate new ways of instruction, diversify and expand the audiences they serve or deliver other positive impacts.
Winners of the CompTIA Transformation Awards are:
- IntelliTec College, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo, Colo., and Albuquerque, N.M.
- Centriq Training, Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.
- Impact Futures, Slough, England
- PEOPLElogy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- CTU Training Solutions, with 12 campuses across South Africa
CompTIA Outstanding Leader Awards were presented to 12 partners that exemplify the highest commitment to educating and certifying students in IT skills. Award winners are The Learning People, Christchurch Central, New Zealand; Mecer Inter-Ed, Midrand, South Africa; Top Out Human Capital, Tokyo, Japan; Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Nonthaburi Province, Thailand; Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India; and Global Knowledge UK, Wokingham, England.
Also, IT Security C&T, Amman, Jordan; Global IT Success, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; NPower Canada, Toronto, Canada; Dion Training, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Per Scholas, Bronx, N.Y.; and MyComputerCareer, Raleigh, N.C.
“As we work together to educate, train and certify new generations of highly-skilled technology workers CompTIA continues to evaluate new resources and services to make our partner programs even more vibrant,” McGlinchey said.
The 2021 CompTIA Partner Summit featured discussions and education on issues and trends that are shaping the IT workforce of today and tomorrow, including how to transform the tech talent pipeline with new candidates; the changing IT infrastructure and what it means for tech skills; and why cybersecurity skills are more important than ever. Many of the sessions are available on demand at https://connect.comptia.org/partnersummit/.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit https://www.comptia.org/.