21st Century Workforce

The 21st Century Workforce Committee recognizes that the country faces both short-term IT talent supply issues and long-term skills development opportunities. The committee addresses key high-skilled immigration proposals that are of interest to the technology industry, as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce pipeline issues. CompTIA staff and member representatives meet with relevant Congressional offices as well as various agencies and White House staff to address critical workforce concerns.

Specifically, the Committee advocates for high-skill and entrepreneurial visas, Green cards, visa processing, fees and reporting requirements. CompTIA is equally committed to increasing the domestic talent pipeline through STEM initiatives and workforce education reform and improvements. Participants include government relations professionals, in-house counsel, COOs, and HR professionals as well as attorneys from affiliate law firms.

21st Century Federal Government Affairs Events

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Blog Posts

  • An Informative Overview of Government Priorities Shared during Capitol Hill Speakers Series at Fly-In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2018
    On the morning February 14, we held the Capitol Hill Speaker Series at the 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In. It featured high-ranking officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Homeland Security and provided Fly-In attendees with an informative overview of government priorities for the coming year around the tech agenda. It also gave attendees added knowledge of tech issues before hitting the halls of Congress for Fly-In meetings.
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  • 2018 CompTIA Tech Champions Honored at Fly In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2018
    On February 13th, we held our 7th annual CompTIA Tech Champion Awards dinner at the 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In. The Tech Champion Award is given to one member of the House of Representatives, one member of the Senate, and one executive from industry who has exemplified leadership in the technology sector and have championed policies that advance the country's information technology (IT) industry.
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  • Tech Summit at 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In Kicks Off with a Panel about Achieving a Skilled America

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2018
    Our nation relies on a modern, highly-skilled workforce to remain competitive and innovative in today’s global economy. Yet current policies are inhibiting our ability to find and retain top-talent as well as cultivate a sustainable long-term talent pipeline that is required to achieve a strong 21st century workforce. At the 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In, our Tech Policy Summit kicked off with a panel titled “Taking a Holistic Approach to Achieve a Skilled America” which examined high skilled immigration reform, improvement to STEM education curriculums, and job training.
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Press Releases

CompTIA Announces 2018 Excellence in Cybersecurity Award Winners

Jun 05, 2018

CompTIA Statement on National Institute for Standards & Technology’s (NIST) Call for Immediate Improvements to Cybersecurity Workforce

May 31, 2018

U.S. Technology Exports Totaled $322 Billion in 2017, Supported 800,000+ Jobs, New CompTIA Analysis Reveals

May 30, 2018