Getting America Back to Work

Despite the high unemployment rate in the United States, there are more than 450,000 IT job openings in the country. Many of these jobs require skills that are tested through CompTIA certifications. We want to help unemployed workers get trained and certified and match certified candidates to these jobs.

Through its Getting America Back to Work initiative, CompTIA will help guide you through the IT training and certification process to potential job openings. If you are unemployed and still receiving unemployment benefits, you may have access to government funding for IT training and certification through Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) and One-Stop Centers. These programs are funded through the Workforce Investment Act. Find the nearest center to you at http://servicelocator.org.

Our process is simple:

Step 1: Assess

Take an assessment test from our partner, MeasureUp, through your nearest WIB or One-Stop Center. This aptitude test measures your technical knowledge and ability and will help determine if you should pursue a career in IT.

Step 2: Train

The assessment test might recommend additional training before sitting for a CompTIA certification. IT certification classes are available through our academic partner schools or commercial training providers that teach the skills required for certification.

Step 3: Certify

CompTIA certifications map to the skills required for many of the open IT jobs, and many employers mandate or highly prefer certified IT professionals. They are recognized by organizations in every industry, including Sears Holdings, Pitney Bowes, Best Buy and State Farm Insurance.

Step 4: Place

Our job placement tool sorts local job opportunities by zip code and job titles that are consistent with skills covered by CompTIA certifications to help you find a job.

Our integrated solution will save One-Stop Centers time assessing, training and placing unemployed workers who have an aptitude for IT. WIBs interested in participation in the Getting America Back to Work initiative can download our program flier or contact us at backtowork@comptia.org.

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Having certifications under my belt made all the difference - I beat people with 10-15 years experience.
Adam Faulkner
IT Manager, SnapDrape

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