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CompTIA Supports CHANCE in Tech Act

WASHINGTON (Mar 13, 2019) — CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, issued the following statement from CompTIA Executive Vice President for Public Advocacy Elizabeth Hyman on the introduction of the CHANCE in Tech Act.


“The CHANCE in Tech Act addresses the growing tech talent challenge in the U.S. by encouraging public-private funding for apprenticeship programs in the technology sector and by providing students with the necessary skills to compete in the 21st Century workforce. While a majority of careers today require skills in science, technology, engineering and math, many tech jobs do not require an advanced college degree or years of studying and training. Apprenticeship programs can help to fill the skills gap by quickly training and preparing workers for tech jobs across multiple sectors of our economy.


“The CHANCE in Tech Act will ensure that quality candidates are recruited and provide compressed and targeted training to meet specific employer needs. Additionally, secondary schools will be recognized for ensuring their classrooms are teaching the necessary skills for students to compete in the 21st century workforce.


“We are grateful to Senators Cory Gardner, Martin Heinrich, Jerry Moran and Ed Markey, and Representatives Seth Moulton and Jaime Herrera Beutler for championing this bill. We urge Congress to pass the CHANCE in Tech Act expeditiously.”