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Your Top Association News to Use this Week — June 20, 2012
  Ready for Anything
  Reforming our Immigration Laws – Is it Really Important?
  Latest Round of Charitable Giving Targeting Eight Groups
  Startup Act 2.0 Introduced in both House and Senate
  Move to the Next Level in your Career
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Are you helping your clients with mobility issues?  Sixty-two percent of U.S. organizations say there is little to no integration of mobile devices into their business systems. CompTIA members can learn more in our Trends in Enterprise Mobility report.
Ready for Anything
IT Apprentice ProgramBeing accepted into Cincinnati’s first IT-Ready class has Tedd Covington jazzed. Covington worked with technology when he served in the Navy performing electrical work on gas turbine systems. But that was 25 years ago. When Covington wanted to get back onto the tech career path, he learned about the Creating IT Future Foundation’s free IT-Ready Apprentice Program. “Getting back into technology is a blessing,” said Covington. “I’m just chomping at the bit.” Employers in Cincinnati or Minneapolis/St. Paul can learn more about taking on an IT-Ready apprentice like Covington for a six-month term at
Reforming our Immigration Laws – Is it Really Important?
While there is growing momentum with respect to legislative proposals to retain high skilled foreign nationals in the United States, the path to enacting these proposals into law remains challenging. During our webinar on June 27th at 10:30 a.m. CT, Jeremy Robbins will speak about how immigration impacts the U.S. economy and how Congress is likely to do to reform immigration laws. Register.
Targeting Eight Groups in Canada, UK and U.S. with Latest Round of Charitable Giving
Creating IT FuturesEight technology-related organizations in Canada, the United Kingdom and United States are the latest recipients of financial donations from CompTIA member communities. Our IT Services and Support (Canada), UK Channel and MSP Partners communities gave a total of $30,000 to non-profit groups in three countries. Money for the donations comes from the Creating IT Futures Foundation, CompTIA’s philanthropic arm.
Startup Act 2.0 Introduced in both House and Senate
A bi-partisan group of legislators introduced Startup Act 2.0 in both the House and Senate.  This legislation is intended to boost our economic recovery by providing greater support for high-paying, high-skilled jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  It would create a new visa for U.S. educated students and entrepreneurs enabling U.S. employers to begin filling the 300,000 IT-related jobs currently open.  The legislation also includes two important tax incentives. Learn more.
Move to the Next Level in your Career
Shirley TurnerSome companies have glass ceilings; others have an escalator, which makes getting ahead confusing at best. Join us for a one-on-one conversation as Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA, asks Shirley Turner, president and founder, Black Lab Marketing and 24-year alumnus of Intel, what works, what doesn’t work, and how to apply it to your company environment and career. Register.
Reforming Immigration Laws
June 27 at 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar

Career Planning / Pathing
June 27 at 11:30 a.m. (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar

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