The Computer Outlook Talk Show and the CompTIA Educational Foundation today announced a new show series that will sample and discuss the training and educational opportunities available to underprivileged and under-represented individuals, who normally could not afford the training on their own to work in the IT industry. Hosted by Computer Outlook’s John Iasiuolo and co-hosted by CompTIA Educational Foundation President and CEO John Venator and Executive Director Dennis Zimmerman, the series titled “Advancing the IT Workforce: CompTIA,” will air on the second Wednesday of each month starting February 10th, 2010. Each month will feature a specialized CompTIA guest who will share with Computer Outlook’s growing listening audience, valuable information about the educational programs already in place, working to stimulate a productive IT workforce.
CompTIA is known worldwide as the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, with its Educational Foundation providing education and training for at-risk youth, dislocated workers, disabled workers, and veterans transitioning out of the military. The series’ co-hosts, John Venator and Dennis Zimmerman bring more than 25 years of industry knowledge and experience to the program.
“Our industry needs new blood as we continue to grow and technology advances. In 2009, we trained a record 825 individuals in need to launch their IT careers,” said Venator. “We’re out to break that record this year, and with this partnership with Computer Outlook, we hope to broaden awareness to all demographics and geographic regions on how people can get started in the robust IT industry.”
“I am so excited to be able to do this show with CompTIA,” said John Iasiuolo, Host of Computer Outlook Talk Show. “I knew after attending their breakaway conference here in Las Vegas last year that I wanted the Computer Outlook to be part of their efforts to bring education and certifications to people in the IT Industry as well as those wanting to join the IT Industry.”
The Computer Outlook Talk Show’s series “Advancing the IT Workforce: CompTIA,” with John Venator and Dennis Zimmerman will debut Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST, and will air the second Wednesday of every month. For listings of where the show is aired and available podcast portals, visit the website.
About CompTIA Educational Foundation
The CompTIA Educational Foundation (comptia-ef.org) provides career opportunities to individuals in need, including military veterans, individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, at-risk youth and dislocated workers. Its Creating Futures program works directly with employers to identify their hiring needs, then tailors its training to help individuals obtain the skills employers require. IT training, mentoring, courseware, practice exams, and certification vouchers are provided for free. Participants train toward CompTIA certifications, — which are known throughout the IT industry as reliable predictors of employee success and are therefore some of the best ways to break into the IT field. Individuals and companies can make a donation and prospective participants can apply for training online.
About Computer Outlook Talk Show
The Computer Outlook broadcasts Tuesday thru Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific Time via our live internet broadcast on computeroutlook.com and techoutlookcentral.com. Our Sunday show, Java with John, is streamed by 27 FOX News stations nationwide and can also be accessed through computeroutlook.com and techoutlookcentral.com. Rebroadcasts of both the weekday show and Sunday’s Java with John are available on Radio360Talk and WIRN Online, available to iPod and iTouch listeners at ooTunes. Furthering our reach to our mobile audience, on-demand cell phone radio provider CelleCast will also be adding our program to their list of featured programs. In addition, Computer Outlook airs “Computer Tips” twice daily during the 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. drive times. Podcasts of both live programs are available from computeroutlook.com and leading podcast portals: iTunes.com, Yahoo, iPodder.org, PodcastAlley.com, Podcast.net, PodScope.com, PodNova.com, Odeo.com, Podcastpickle.com and PodcastingNews.com for convenient download and anytime, anywhere listening. For more information, please visit the website or call (702) 471-7200.