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The Tech Training Industry Booms in Europe, Middle East and Africa as CompTIA Announces Top Training Organisations

October 14, 2021

Partners recognized at CompTIA EMEA and Member Conference in London

LONDON – Eighteen organisations in the UK, Germany, Spain, Romania, Nigeria, and Sweden are the recipients of Partner of the Year awards presented by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the global information technology (IT) industry and workforce.

CompTIA’s Partner Awards recognise CompTIA Authorised Partners that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to developing tech talent through offering CompTIA certifications and training to prepare students for careers in a range of technology fields such as IT infrastructure and cyber security. The awards were presented at the recent CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference in London.

“It’s more important than ever to acknowledge those organisations who have shown great resilience and adaptability to the twists and turns of the past twenty months,” said Graham Hunter, CompTIA vice president for workforce development in EMEA, APAC and Canada. “We were excited to welcome so many people in person to our 2021 EMEA Member and Partner Conference and celebrate our partners success having sat through many hours of virtual events. The competition was tough, but 18 organisations were recognised, winning 20 awards in total.

“In addition to the awards that recognise our training providers we also recognised employers and organisations who are leading the way in upskilling existing employees and those supporting new entrants into the industry,” Hunter continued. “This year Computacenter were awarded the Outstanding Employee Talent Development Programme Award and Raytheon Professional Services were recognised for their contributions to Workforce Talent Development.”

Here is the complete list of organisations that received CompTIA Partner of the Year awards for 2021.

Academic Partner of the Year Award - WINNER

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College, UK

Academic Partner of the Year Award - RUNNER UP

CareerTransitionPartnership, UK

Delivery Partner of the Year Award - WINNER

Global Knowledge UK

Delivery Partner of the Year Award - RUNNER UP

The Learning People, UK

Apprenticeship Partner of the Year Award - WINNER

Firebrand Apprenticeships, UK

Apprenticeship Partner of the Year Award - RUNNER UP

Global Knowledge Apprenticeships, UK

Academic Partner Rising Star Award - WINNER

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College, UK

Academic Partner Rising Star Award- RUNNER UP

BPP University, UK

Delivery Partner Rising Star Award- WINNER

Global Knowledge Network, Spain

Delivery Partner Rising Star Award- RUNNER UP

Firebrand Training GmbH, Germany

Apprenticeship Partner Rising Star Award- WINNER

Firebrand Apprenticeships, UK

Apprenticeship Partner Rising Star Award- RUNNER UP

Global Knowledge Apprenticeships, UK

Academic Partner Newcomer Award- WINNER

Global Distance Learning Institution, Nigeria

Academic Partner Newcomer Award- RUNNER UP

Sandviken DataCenter Academy, Sweden

Delivery Partner Newcomer Award- WINNER

AfrihubNig Ltd, Nigeria

Delivery Partner Newcomer Award- RUNNER UP

Bittnet, Romania

Apprenticeship Partner Newcomer Award- WINNER

SwatPro Ltd, UK

Apprenticeship Partner Newcomer Award- RUNNER UP

New College Swindon, 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/.