CompTIA launches new skills programme

By Stuart Sumner
23 Mar 2011 View Comments
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IT trade association CompTIA is launching a programme to financially support educators and IT trainers and help address the skills gap in IT.

The programme, called the CAPP (CompTIA Authorized Academy Membership Program) Academy, aims to reduce the cost of IT education by providing access to resources, reduced price certifications and community support.

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CAPP will include resources to help instructors, including training sessions and webinars covering key subjects for successful IT training such as lesson plans, student recruitment and employer engagement.

Ken Lamb, computing and IT team manager at Milton Keynes College, said: "As a college, budgets are tight, so anything that reduces costs while maintaining valuable support is extremely welcome. The main hurdle to signing [training] off in a college was the cost. This announcement should eliminate that barrier for anyone currently teaching."

Earlier this year, research from technology skills council e-Skills UK showed that the UK IT industry needs 110,000 new recruits in 2011.

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