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

  • This Holiday Season, Give someone the Chance to Launch their Tech Career

    by Lisa Fasold | Dec 01, 2017
    For two summers in a row, CompTIA and Creating IT Futures, working with Chicago Public Schools, secured summer internships for more than 100 high school students, including Azzaria Douglas.
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  • Creating a 21st Century Workforce: Apprenticeships

    by Geoff Lane | Oct 30, 2017
    Since its inception, the technology industry has ushered in radical changes. It’s the driving force behind the transformative products and services that are making our lives healthier, more convenient, more productive, and frankly, easier. These products and services garner headlines and generate a ton of money – the technology industry in the United States alone is worth about $1 trillion.
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  • To Fill U.S. Tech Jobs, We Must Experiment

    by Elizabeth Hyman | Aug 09, 2017
    CompTIA executive vice president of public advocacy wrote an op-ed for Morning Consult on June 19 and described how by 2024, there will be 1.8 million unfilled tech jobs, according to CompTIA. Given technology’s importance to the economy, ensuring that we can fill those jobs should be a national priority.
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Press Releases

NextUp Offers Resources for Students Considering Careers in Tech

Jan 09, 2018

Sparked by Girls, Teens Interest in Tech Careers is on the Rise, New CompTIA Research Reveals

Jan 09, 2018

CompTIA Board of Directors Identifies Six Tech Themes to Watch in 2018

Dec 21, 2017