CompTIA Educational Foundation Announces Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic
The CompTIA Educational Foundation announced its third annual Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic to be held Monday, Aug. 3, at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas, with Xerox Corporation as a title sponsor.
Proceeds from the charity event will benefit the foundation’s Creating Futures program, which provides training and certification opportunities to populations who have historically been underrepresented in the information technology workforce, including U.S. veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers. Creating Futures works with employers to identify their hiring needs, then tailors its training to help individuals obtain the skills employers require.
The Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic will be held in conjunction with Breakaway 2009, an education and networking event for the IT industry, running August 3 through 6 at the Mirage Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
“The Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic allows IT executives to jumpstart their networking opportunities at Breakaway, while also funding this valuable program to bring more IT workers into the industry,” said John Venator, president and chief executive officer of the CompTIA Educational Foundation. “We are especially pleased to have an innovative leader such as Xerox support the Golf Classic again this year, enabling Creating Futures to help more individuals pursue IT careers.”