WTIA, CompTIA Work Together to Benefit Disadvantaged Students
WTIA was privileged to work with two of our key partners to help students of color improve their math and science skills.
One of WTIA newer partners is the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA, www.comptia.org). Their primary mission is computer training and certifications. They have stepped up their tech industry advocacy in Washington, D.C.
CompTIA also has a charitable foundation for supporting nonprofits that relate to technology.
One of WTIA’s longstanding partners is the Technology Access Foundation (TAF, www.techaccess.org) that is devoted to raising math and science achievement for disadvantaged students of color. TAF has a wide range of after school programs to raise the bar for students of color and also has the TAF Academy in the Federal Way School District.
WTIA applied for a grant from CompTIA’s foundation on TAF’s behalf, which was recently awarded. This generous $5000 grant will help expand TAF’s programs for middle school students.
WTIA thanks CompTIA for its generosity that will help educate the engineers and technologists of the future.
Watch for more news and calls to advocacy from WTIA and CompTIA in the near future.