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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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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CompTIA Spark Receives Generous Grant from The Donley Foundation

CompTIA Spark — formerly known as Creating IT Futures — has received a $15,000 donation from The Donley Foundation to help more young people unlock their potential through technology. The Donley Foundation is a grant-making foundation founded in 1987 by Edward and Inez Donley to provide educational skills and resources for young people to achieve their goals. The grant will support the TechGirlz program, which engages middle school girls in technology while building confidence and leadership skills.

CompTIA Spark is bringing TechGirlz workshops to the western suburbs of Chicago through a partnership with the Oak Park Public Library. The Donley Foundation’s grant will support the purchase of new equipment that will allow the library to host more virtual and in-person workshops on exciting tech topics ranging from photography and web mapping to Python programming and digital design.

We are extremely grateful for this generous gift from the Donley Foundation in support of our TechGirlz program in the Chicago area,” said Sara Neiman, Senior Specialist, Program Operations for TechGirlz. “One of the most significant challenges to getting youth into STEM is accessing valuable, engaging and meaningful educational experiences in the tech space. The Donley Foundation grant helps ensure that our program with the Oak Park Public Library, as well as our other Cook County area programs, will continue to reach more girls to become inspired in tech and increase their confidence in the modern world."

Learn more about TechGirlz and CompTIA Spark’s other programs