The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education is hosting its first-ever virtual CompTIA Certification Courses Open House on Dec. 8. The event will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. and is open to all members of the Chattanooga community.
The open house will give interested individuals the opportunity to learn about UTC’s upcoming Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) certification courses. CompTIA is the leading provider of globally-recognized information technology certifications, and UTC is a CompTIA education partner, officials said.
“Our CompTIA programs align directly with the CompTIA certification exams,” stated UTC Center for Professional Education Program Coordinator Rebecca Hurst. “Whether you’re new to the IT field or are an experienced IT professional, our programs will help you prepare to earn credentials and advance your IT career.”
Officials said, "Professional certifications set individuals apart in a growing industry. CompTIA notes that 91 percent of employers believe IT certifications play a key role in the hiring process. And 88 percent of employers also stated that IT-certified employees are more likely to be rewarded with bonuses and pay increases for obtaining certification."
“At the open house, students will learn why CompTIA certifications are valuable,” said CompTIA Course Instructor Tim Bittenbender. “We will also highlight financial aid opportunities, as we want to give as many individuals as possible the ability to register for courses.”
Individuals interested in attending the open house can register here.