IT industry association CompTIA introduced this week a new mentoring program for women who are currently in or aspire to pursue careers in IT.
The mentoring program is sponsored by the CompTIA Advancing Women in IT Community. It seeks to provide women with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue successful IT careers, as well as inspire women to join the IT industry.
From the CompTIA Advancing Women in IT webpage, visitors can learn about careers in the IT industry, find educational and certification resources, and either volunteer to become a mentor or request a mentor. Based on information submitted via the online application, CompTIA will link programs applicants with experienced IT professionals.
The CompTIA Advancing Women in IT Community also created a video highlighting the benefits of an IT career for women of all ages and backgrounds. According to CompTIA, the video conveys the message that the IT field is somewhere they can succeed, whether they’re in the midst of a career transition or looking to start a new career.
“CompTIA is thrilled to offer a mentoring platform to women interested in starting or growing a career in IT," said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “We have a strong network of successful women who can offer advice, guidance and support. It’s important to have someone in your corner, cheering you on and challenging you to break down barriers and surpass your own expectations."
CompTIA communities are the foundation of the association’s initiatives, programs, education and research. These member-driven groups collaborate to advance specific technologies, vertical markets or business segments that are vital to the IT industry. Community members include IT professionals, vendors, distributors and thought leaders.