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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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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How Tech Education Can Fuel the Future Success of Tomorrow’s Leaders

By CompTIA Spark


Education is a continuously evolving landscape, with new methods and ideologies emerging to improve how students learn and thrive. Tech education is one of the latest and most impactful integrations into the curriculum, preparing students with the knowledge and skills to grow and succeed in the digital age.


Here, we’ll discuss the transformative effect tech education can have on middle school students and how it serves as a driving force for future success.


Tech Education in Middle School

Tech education in middle school encompasses a broad spectrum of topics and skills, ranging from basic digital fluency to more advanced concepts, like coding, robotics and data analysis—each one empowering students with the ability to adapt, advance and grow in a digitally driven world.


Digital Fluency

Middle school students today are growing up in a world dominated by digital devices. A quality tech education ensures they are more than passive consumers, becoming active participants of technology who understand how to navigate, evaluate and use digital tools responsibly.


Coding and Programming

Introducing coding at an early age sparks creativity and logical thinking. As students grasp the fundamentals of programming languages, they develop the ability to turn ideas into tangible solutions— a skill set that will prove invaluable in their future careers.


Robotics and STEM

Project-based, hands-on experience with robotics and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities makes learning more enjoyable and fosters teamwork and problem-solving—skills that are transferable to a variety of industries, setting the stage for versatile career paths.


Future Outcomes of Tech Education

The goal of tech education is to shape the architects of tomorrow, preparing students for a future where their tech skills are not only relevant, but essential. From individual success to influencing entire industries, tech education continues to positively impact a student’s future.


Career Readiness

By exposing middle school students to tech education, we are essentially arming them with the tools they need to thrive in the job market of the future. The skills acquired, such as coding, problem-solving and adaptability, are in high demand across multiple industries.


Industry Relevance

As technology becomes more integrated with our daily lives, industries are becoming increasingly more dependent on individuals with a solid understanding of tech concepts. From healthcare to finance, from manufacturing to entertainment, tech-savvy professionals are becoming indispensable contributors to the success and innovation of their respective fields.


Economic Impact

A workforce well-versed in technology is a catalyst for economic growth. Through tech education for middle school students, we are not only investing in their individual futures but also contributing to the development of a skilled and competitive workforce that can propel our society forward.


Innovation and Problem-Solving

Tech education fosters a mindset of innovation and problem-solving. Middle school students exposed to these concepts early on are more likely to approach challenges with creativity, resilience and a willingness to embrace new ideas, which is crucial for success in any career.


The ripple effect of tech education extends beyond individual careers to impact industries, economies and societies as a whole, laying the foundation for a brighter and more technologically advanced future. Embracing tech education in middle schools is not just an investment in students of today; it’s an investment in the success and prosperity of generations to come.


Discover how CompTIA Spark programs can empower students to thrive in the increasingly digital landscape of today and the future.