Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic at TPC San Antonio to Fund Tech Training for Veterans

TPC San AntonioThe 2010 Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for August 9 at TPC San Antonio. The event, which has raised nearly $100,000 in sponsorships thus far, is hosted by the CompTIA Education Foundation during its annual Breakaway conference.

The event will server as a fundraiser that will support information technology (IT) training and certification for military veterans.

More than a dozen IT leaders are participating, including AXZO Press, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, InFocus, Ingram Micro, Intronis, Pearson VUE, Prometric, SkillSoft, Synnex Corp., Tech Image, Mobile Armor and Xerox. Joining the IT leaders at the conference and golf tournament will be golf professional and CBS television analyst Ian Baker-Finch.

 Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation’s Creating Futures program which provides training and certification opportunities to populations who have historically been under-represented in the IT 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.

In 2009, the Foundation provided training to 574 military veterans, including 244 disabled veterans – nearly a five-fold annual increase. Another 107 veterans are currently enrolled in Creating Futures for 2010.

“Our military men and women give their all for this country day in and day out," said Dennis Zimmerman, director of the CompTIA Educational Foundation. "When they retire from service, it’s our duty to help them transition as easily as possible into the business world – and no industry has more stable and positive future growth than IT. By supporting Creating Futures and its Charity Golf Classic, our sponsors are helping more military veterans get the training they need to build a solid future for themselves.”

Beyond training support for military veterans, the Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic allows IT leaders to have hours of one-on-one time with their key partners. Event sponsors for 2010 can invite their partners to play golf at TPC San Antonio, a brand new golf course that opened this year. Breakaway conference attendees also can buy foursomes to play in the golf tournament.

Individuals and companies can make a donation to Creating Futures, and prospective participants can apply for training by visiting the Foundation’s Web site, www.CompTIA-EF.org

For more golf sponsorship information, contact Dennis Zimmerman at DZimmerman@CompTIA-EF.org.

 

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