New Horizons Computer Learning Centers South Florida Partners with CompTIA to Offer Free Two-Day Virtual IT Fundamentals Course for Students and Professionals Pursuing a Career in IT

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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers South Florida Partners with CompTIA to Offer Free Two-Day Virtual IT Fundamentals Course for Students and Professionals Pursuing a Career in IT 

The training is available to anyone interested in a career in IT. Participants must be 18 years or older to sign up.

Miami, FL — June 18, 2020 –   New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida, the leading IT educator for individuals and corporations and CompTIA, the world’s leading tech association are offering their IT Fundamentals Training course virtually and free of charge for individuals looking to explore the potential for a career in IT. The program is a live instructor-led course including real-world exercises and interactive discussions from professionals in the industry.  

While the U.S. unemployment rate has recently declined to 13.3%, millions still remain out of work amid the pandemic. Many of which are now looking for a new career path in different industries.  

“As a leading IT training company, providing this free course is one of the ways we’re contributing to the rebuilding of our local economy and beginning the road to recovery,” said Charlene Talbot, Executive Director, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, South Florida. “The IT Fundamentals Training Course provides students and professionals looking for a change the opportunity to learn basic computer fundamentals that can be used to launch their careers. By the end of this course, students will have a good sense of the skills needed to pursue a career in IT, and can choose to further develop their knowledge with additional education.” 

The virtual two-day training is tailored toward professionals who have little to no prior tech experience. It includes fundamental training from setting up a computer workstation with basic software applications to identifying security issues in a network.  

“We’re pleased to join New Horizons Computer Learning Centers in offering this free educational opportunity for students and professionals looking to kickstart their career in IT,” said Dr James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist at CompTIA. “It further solidifies our mission to power the world’s economy through technology.” 

The course runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for two days. All that’s needed to participate is a computer with internet access, a webcam and microphone, and a can-do attitude.  Students will also have an opportunity to participate in a free 30-minute career coaching workshop to get questions answered on a career in IT. A free 30-day library of course content will also be available to students at the completion of the training. 

Virtual seats are limited. Participants must be 18 years or older to sign up.

About New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida

Established in 1997, New Horizons Learning Centers of South Florida (NHSF) is the country’s leading IT training provider, with specialized attention paid to individuals, veterans and corporations. NHSF offers cutting-edge courses and teaching strategies that provide a path to success for those seeking to elevate their skills for their 21st Century career in Information Technology and Professional Development. In addition to being an Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces, Florida Trends Best Companies to Work For and South Florida Business Journal Best Places to Work, New Horizons is part of a family of more than 300 computer-training centers in 35 countries. For more information on the campuses in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, visit the website at

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