Technology Student Association - Creating IT Futures

NextUp is partnering with the Technology Student Association to expand STEM opportunities, competitions and leadership development for teens. NextUp will work with TSA to enhance their national footprint via competitions, leadership programming, teacher professional development, marketing and technology applications.

TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students in more than 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA holds more than 60 STEM competitions at their national conference each year, where middle school and high school students compete in a wide range of contests – from debates about technological advances and their impact, to learning how to code, to designing video games. Plus, every contest involves a leadership training component, so that students not only learn new skills in preparing for the event, but practice leadership as well.

CompTIA members can get more directly involved with TSA by volunteering to participate in or be a judge for the national competition in Atlanta in June. Potential volunteers for the national competition should contact Lynda Haitz, TSA program manager, at for more information. Volunteers who want to work more at the state level should contact their local TSA leaders. All state TSA websites are listed at

Creating IT Futures

A 501(c)(3) charity was established in 1998 by CompTIA, the Information Technology Industry Trade Association, as a way to help people improve their lives through IT careers.


We help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.


Creating IT Futures
c/o CompTIA
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 678-8300