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UA92 Announces Academic Partnership with CompTIA

August 26, 2021

Organisations share a mission to prepare new generation of technology workers

MANCHESTER, England University Academy 92 (UA92) is proud to announce a new academic partnership with CompTIA, the world’s largest provider of vendor neutral professional certifications for the information technology (IT) workforce. The new partnership unites CompTIA’s wealth of knowledge, skills and certifications with UA92’s modern academic proposition.

“Partnering with CompTIA is a very important and exciting step forward for UA92,” said Sara Prowse, CEO at UA92. “I am very excited to see how the innovation and forward-thinking blossoms from this relationship helping us to educate together the next generation of technology workers and being able to make a tangible difference in addressing the digital skills gap in the Greater Manchester area.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with UA92 who are without doubt set to be amongst CompTIA’s leading academic partners for preparing and certifying the workforce,” said Graham Hunter, CompTIA vice president for workforce development in EMEA, APAC and Canada. “We seek academic partners who can really make a difference to help young people bridge the skills gap and keep a stream of talented individuals coming into the sector globally. UA92 with the addition of Aaron Saxton is the perfect partners for us. We are super excited for this partnership and will be looking to support wherever we can to make a difference to students in Manchester.”

CompTIA specialises in bridging the technical skills gap and offerings entry, advanced and expert level certification exams to enhance young people’s career opportunities. The association has awarded nearly three million certifications to IT professionals globally. The partnership between UA92 and CompTIA is the first of many new vendor relationships UA92 is developing and reinforces the unique and deliberately different approach to an industry led education that empowers young adults at UA92 to make it for real.

CompTIA is the global leader in vendor-neutral technical certifications in skills ranging from IT support and networking to cybersecurity and cloud computing. Technology professionals in 247 countries have earned CompTIA certifications. CompTIA works closely with thousands of academic, training and content partners to ensure students and professionals have the tools they need to enter and excel in the tech workforce.

About University Academy 92
UA92 works with exceptional individuals, organisations and businesses with the aim of fast-tracking our students' careers and providing top talent to drive tomorrow's business successes. https://ua92.ac.uk/

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit  https://www.comptia.org/.

Contacts
Sophie Carter
CompTIA
scarter@comptia.org
+ 447583 694275

Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
sostrowski@comptia.org
+ 1 630-678-8468