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Lenovo Provides Grant To Train New Tech Workers

The money will go to CompTIA's Creating Futures program, which offers tech training to military veterans, dislocated workers, at-risk youth, and people with disabilities.

The Lenovo Hope Funds has donated $10,000 to the Computing Technology Industry Association's Educational Foundation, and the money will be used to help train people for technology jobs.

CompTIA announced Wednesday that the money would go to its Creating Futures program, which offers technology training to people in some underrepresented groups. The program targets military veterans, dislocated workers, at-risk youth, and people with disabilities.

The Lenovo Hope Fund rewards employees who are acting as "social entrepreneurs" by putting their skills knowledge and time to use in helping others. Administrators of the philanthropic funds chose Creating Futures from over 40 applications. "The grant is much more than a monetary gift to the Creating Futures organization, and all the people who are fighting to provide transitioning U.S. veterans, individuals with disabilities, youth-at-risk, and dislocated workers opportunities to build lifelong, productive, and rewarding careers in IT," John Mayr, VP of worldwide service operations and delivery, said in a statement.

Mayr nominated the program and said Lenovo's support is a "tremendous boost," because of its global reach and reputation.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of Lenovo Hope Fund," John Venator, president and CEO of CompTIA's Educational Foundation, said in a statement. "Creating Futures is important not just for high-tech companies but for companies across all sectors of our economy. Virtually every industry relies on technology to conduct business. They also rely on a skilled IT workforce to manage their technology infrastructure. Through this training effort, we are reaching out to new groups of talented individuals who are ready, willing, and able to contribute to the growth and success of our industry."

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