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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Igniting Young Minds: Empowering Students Through Tech Education

By CompTIA Spark

Our world is all about digital gadgets and solutions. From smartphones to smart homes, tech is embedded in nearly every aspect of our lives. For future leaders to keep up, it’s important they get an early start on their tech education with programs designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Why Tech Education? It’s Kind of a Big Deal.

With technology playing an ever-expanding role in our lives, it’s essential that students receive a comprehensive tech education to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Most tech education courses are designed to foster digital fluency and technology proficiency in young minds, laying the foundation for future success. But how does tech education enhance learning for students in other areas of their lives? And how do tech education programs help achieve this?

Glad you asked!

Getting Hands-On Experience With Real-World Relevance

Programs that focus on hands-on experience make tech fun and exciting for students.

Rather than relying solely on theory, students are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and engage with technology in a meaningful way. This approach makes learning more engaging and enjoyable while also instilling a sense of confidence and competence in students.

Coding and programming courses are great examples of providing hands-on experience for students. Through interactive activities and projects, they learn to create their own programs, apps and games.

This not only helps students grasp fundamental coding concepts but also demonstrates the real-world relevance of these skills. They begin to see how coding is used in industries ranging from video game development to medical research, sparking their interest and curiosity.

Tapping Into the Power of Problem-Solving

Tech education isn’t just about coding and programming. It’s also about developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Take cybersecurity courses, for example. Students learn how to protect their digital assets by learning how to think like hackers. They get to explore the intricacies of cybersecurity through scenarios and simulations, honing their ability to anticipate and respond to potential threats.

This not only equips them with practical skills but also nurtures their analytical thinking and adaptability.

Supercharging Future Careers

In today’s job market, digital fluency and technology skills are what business leaders are looking for in potential hires. By providing students with a strong foundation in tech education, they’re set up on a path to future success. Whether they choose careers in STEM fields, entrepreneurship or any other industry, the skills they acquire through tech education programs will be invaluable.

Also, some tech education courses introduce students to IT fundamentals and industry certifications. This not only prepares them for future certification exams but also exposes them to potential career pathways in the IT sector, broadening their horizons and aspirations.

Bottom Line

In an increasingly digital world, tech education is no longer a luxury but a necessity. It’s important to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in this digital landscape.

Tech education programs empower young minds and ignite their passion for tech. Doing so ensures that the future is in capable hands, with leaders who are ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the digital age with confidence and competence.

Discover how CompTIA Spark programs can expand tech education for students and empower them to thrive in the increasingly digital world of today and the future.