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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News Coverage

Middle school girls explore future STEM careers through TechGirlz program

Idaho News (KBOI CBS) / BOISE, Idaho – (article excerpt) The nonprofit, Women Innovators, is giving middle school girls the chance to explore STEM through a program called TechGirlz. 

Eighteen workshops are available for the girls to choose from, ranging from health care and surgical techniques, to wind turbine design, to chemistry. One workshop leader, Erin Seymour, explained, "We're looking at acids and bases and how they change the color of red cabbage... acidic solutions will turn the cabbage pink, while a base solution will turn it green." 

The other workshops also had fun, interactive lessons to pique STEM based interests. One of the girls attending explained why she thought this program was so cool, "There's a bunch of hands-on stuff and I'm into that stuff... I think this is something every girl my age should at least try... try to learn something new, figure out more stuff you like and don't like." 

Read the full article by Savannah Hankard 





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