At CYBER.ORG, we work with incredible collaborators across the industry and government, including the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). As a global trade association, CompTIA is fueling the entry to cybersecurity and IT careers through education and professional certifications.
CYBER.ORG currently offers a number of CompTIA certifications through curriculum, including our high school technical cybersecurity curriculum, which prepares students for success on the CompTIA Security+ certification. This sought-after certification unlocks countless doors for students to pursue opportunities in the cybersecurity industry. CompTIA is a core partner in sustaining the future of the cybersecurity workforce, from providing students with credentials, including CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CompTIA A+, to advocating for the benefit of career and technical education (CTE) curricula in high schools worldwide.
Since 2021, CYBER.ORG has been a member of CompTIA’s National Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education, a group of industry leaders supporting academia and advocating for widespread access to careers and technical education. Alongside organizations like the United Federation of Teachers and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), we are helping build a CTE workforce with the right technical and employability skills needed for economic growth.
At capacity, the Council will consist of five members from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Currently, there is at least one member from 44 states and over one hundred total members.
The council is currently seeking more organizations to join from many states, including Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana that are passionate about advancing CTE. These states are severely lacking teachers, administrators, Department of Education members, and career and school counselors interested in continuing support of CTE.
Are you interested in joining the council or learning more about how you can support CTE in your state to advance cybersecurity and CTE? Visit https://certs.comptia.org/comptia-national-advisory-council/, reach out Angel Pineiro Jr., the CompTIA VP for Strategic Academic Relationships, or email me directly for more information.