CompTIA Creating Futures Program Receives Grant

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<p><strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill &mdash; Aug. 13 </strong><br />CompTIA announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the Lenovo Hope Fund, a philanthropic fund created by Lenovo Group, a global provider of personal computers.<br /> <br />The money will be used in the Creating Futures program that is helping to address the need for skilled high-tech workers by training individuals from underutilized groups, including military veterans, at-risk youth, disabled workers and dislocated workers. <br /><br />Creating Futures was selected by the Lenovo Hope Fund to receive the grant from more than 40 applicants from around the world, according to John Mayr, vice president, worldwide service operations and delivery. Mayr nominated Creating Futures for the award because he greatly believes in its cause.<br /> <br />&ldquo;The grant is much more than a monetary gift to the Creating Futures organization, and all the people who are fighting to provide transitioning U.S. veterans, individuals with disabilities, youth-at-risk and dislocated workers opportunities to build lifelong, productive and rewarding careers in IT,&rdquo; said Mayr. &ldquo;The support of a company with the global reach and reputation of Lenovo provides a tremendous emotional boost to individuals from these areas each day.&rdquo;<br /> <br />The Lenovo Hope Fund was created to reward employees who are acting as &ldquo;social entrepreneurs&rdquo; by putting their skills knowledge and time to use in helping others.<br /> <br />&ldquo;We are extremely grateful for the support of Lenovo Hope Fund,&rdquo; said John Venator, president and chief executive officer of the CompTIA Educational Foundation. </p><p>&ldquo;Creating Futures is important not just for high-tech companies, but for companies across all sectors of our economy. Virtually every industry relies on technology to conduct business. They also rely on a skilled IT workforce to manage their technology infrastructure. Through this training effort, we are reaching out to new groups of talented individuals who are ready, willing and able to contribute to the growth and success of our industry.&rdquo;</p><p> </p>

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