Alysen Bryant (PCTC)

CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, recently announced the formation of a new council to lead a national dialog focused on accelerating career pathways in technology. The council will champion career and technical education’s role in economic recovery and diversifying and expanding the US IT workforce.

The CompTIA National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Council will include representatives from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

It is with great pride that to announce that Putnam County Schools’ Alysen Bryant (Putnam Career & Technical Center) will occupy a seat on the Council representing the great state of West Virginia.

“We strongly believe that CTE will play a critical role in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has devastated household finances and changed educational plans for many families,” said Angel L. Piñeiro Jr., vice president, strategic academic relationships, at CompTIA. “With the help of an elite group of educators and other leaders we intend to raise national awareness of CTE as a creator of opportunities for careers that will provide a better way of life for multiple generations to come and to do so in a way that addresses digital inequity head-on.”

The CompTIA National CTE Advisory Council intends to design strategies to diversify the tech workforce and shape the future of CTE tech curriculum. Areas of focus include technology trends and emerging tech, best practices for instruction, professional development for instructors, credentialing and certification programs, grants and other funding sources, articulation agreements, and connecting with industry employers.

Please join PCS in extending many congratulations to Alysen Bryant for this prestigious national recognition and achievement.  

CompTIA Official Press Release