A Comptia Industry Standard
"CompTIA facilitates the advancement of education in the information technology (IT) industries through the development of standards and resources to promote career development in IT and meet current workforce needs around the world." http://www.comptia.org/sections/workforce.aspx
Offering this course at the high school level gives the students a chance at completing a skill and a chance at a career that can be used directly out of high school.. The knowledge gained gives the students confidence at being a troubleshooter.
This is the second year we have been able to offer the program at Hemingford. The students who completed the course the first year have become sought after individuals in their families, circle of friends and in the school.