CompTIA Educational Foundation Honors Tech
Industry Leaders with 2010 Awards
Chicago Lighthouse, MeasureUp, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, SkillSoft & Xerox Exemplify Philanthropic
CompTIA Breakaway 2010
August 11, 2010 10:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The CompTIA Educational Foundation presented its Creating
Futures Awards to information technology (IT) and philanthropic leaders at a special breakfast during Breakaway
2010 in San Antonio, Texas, today.
Presenting the awards, Charles Eaton, executive director, CompTIA Educational Foundation, thanked the honorees
for their support of the Foundation’s Creating Futures program. Creating Futures provides free IT training and
certification opportunities to populations who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including
U.S. military veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers. The
2010 honorees include:
l Ricoh – Lifetime Donor: Supporting Creating Futures since the beginning of the program, Ricoh’s donation
of cash and online training seats have allowed Creating Futures to reach a national and international level.
Beverley Patterson, senior director of learning and organizational development, Ricoh Americas Corp., also
has served on the Foundation’s councils and committees, providing key leadership and insights for the
program as well as encouraging other companies to join.
l SkillSoft Corporation– Lead In-Kind Services Donor: SkillSoft has provided multiple donations of
training seats for Creating Futures during the past three years as well as financial support of the Creating
Futures Charity Golf Classic. Jack Nelsen, vice president of global business development, SkillSoft,
volunteers on the program’s development committee, giving direction to the implementation and most effective
applications of advanced IT training for program participants.
l Xerox Corporation – Lead Corporate Support: Xerox’s long-term commitm