Programs that unlock young people’s potential in technology by focusing on middle school

Our innovative in-school and out-of-school programs make high-quality tech education available to more middle school students. We help spark an interest in tech, build skills for life and unlock life-changing opportunities.


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CompTIA Spark curriculum

Bringing engaging, high-quality technology education to more middle school classrooms

Give your middle school students the confidence and skills they need to succeed in today’s tech-driven world. Designed for middle grades, our curriculum is inspired by real-world work and the latest technology concepts. Backed by industry, it is available free of charge for educators and requires no previous tech experience to teach.


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TechGirlz workshops 

Helping create a future where girls and women are equal participants in the digital world

Powered by CompTIA Spark, TechGirlz workshops provide hands-on learning opportunities for girls in grades 5 to 8. By solving real-world challenges, participants build confidence and open their minds to new possibilities. With the support of partners in communities across the country, we’re empowering more girls to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.


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Other CompTIA programs powering tech careers

CompTIA provides training solutions for adults looking to begin or advance their careers in tech as well as opportunities for professionals to connect with industry peers around the world.

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As a trusted provider of training for millions of technology workers around the word, CompTIA helps people get the tech careers they deserve with industry-leading certifications, courses and expert knowledge.


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CompTIA Community members are businesses that provide technology solutions and IT services. Representing professionals around the world, the CompTIA Community is a shared industry voice.


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Press Releases

CompTIA Spark receives generous gift from TEKsystems to support workforce development in technology

Gift will help middle school students unlock their potential in technology and grow the pipeline of tech talent


DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 6, 2023 - CompTIA Spark, the nonprofit and social impact arm of CompTIA, has received a generous gift from TEKsystems, a global provider of technology, business and talent solutions for more than 80% of the Fortune 500, to help more young people explore opportunities in technology and widen the pipeline of tech talent.

The gift will support CompTIA Spark’s mission to ignite young people’s interest, confidence and skills in technology. Through a wide range of CompTIA Spark content and curriculum, students can gain the digital fluency needed to thrive in today’s tech-driven world. The investment into the future of technology will contribute to overall funding and initiatives and continue to create opportunities for younger generations.

“Our support of CompTIA Spark allows us to make an impact earlier in a young person’s education and create a tech talent pipeline at the middle school level,” said Terry West, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager for TEKsystems and CompTIA Spark Advisory Board member. “We believe middle school is a critical time to engage students and help them

better understand the opportunities that await them with a career in technology.”

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift from TEKsystems to help more young people get inspired by technology and explore the opportunities available to them,” said Charles Eaton, CEO, CompTIA Spark. “This partnership will help us continue to provide meaningful and engaging educational experiences in the tech space for years to come.”

The gift from TEKsystems will support CompTIA Spark’s TechGirlz program, which offers hands-on workshops for middle school girls to discover how technology can empower their future careers. Additionally, the CompTIA Spark middle school tech education program broadens the availability of high-quality tech education, builds confidence and cultivates durable skills in the classroom. Learn more at

About CompTIA Spark

CompTIA Spark, a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is a social impact organization that works to unlock people's potential in technology. It aims to bring high quality tech education to youth — whatever their background — making tech exciting, accessible and inclusive while building skills and confidence for life.  CompTIA Spark was founded in 1998 by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce. Learn more at

About TEKsystems and TEKsystems Global Services

We’re TEKsystems. We accelerate business transformation for our customers. We bring real-world expertise to solve complex technology, business and talent challenges—across the globe. We’re a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 customers, including 80% of the Fortune 500 across North America, Europe and Asia, who partner with us for our scale, full-stack capabilities and speed. We’re strategic thinkers, hands-on collaborators, helping customers capitalize on change. We’re building tomorrow by delivering business outcomes and driving positive impacts in our global communities. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company. Learn more at

Media Contacts

CompTIA Spark: Anna Turman, [email protected]                                  

TEKsystems: Kara Moran, [email protected]