CompTIA asserts that the immigrant contribution to the US is undeniable, and high-skilled foreign immigrants continue to drive substantial economic growth. More than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. were founded by immigrants or their children, and these firms employ more than 10 million people worldwide.

The US must reform immigration policies so that talent from around the world who come to the US for education and opportunity are able to put down roots, to create jobs and to educate the next generation of talent. We believe that if we do not welcome talent here, it will go elsewhere and the U.S. will fall farther behind.

21st Century Workforce Committee


Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

Jan 30, 2017

Washington, D.C. – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, the world's leading technology association, released the following statement on President Trump's executive order on immigration. The statement should be attributed to Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA President and CEO:

"The safety and prosperity of the United States rests not only on sensible border security measures but in equal measure on the integration of diverse peoples that bring cultural, educational, scientific, and religious perspectives and knowledge that strengthen the fabric of our society. We feel this most profoundly in the tech industry, where so many iconic American companies – and major employers –such as Intel, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Yahoo! and Google were all founded, at least in part, by foreign nationals.

We are concerned with the Administration’s executive order on suspending immigration from certain nations. This action was taken with little forewarning, has several provisions that lack clarity, and seems to even impact individuals that are lawful permanent residents of our nation. The tech industry stands ready to work with the Administration to advance our national economic and security interests; but we hope we can do so in ways that are true to our American values."

CompTIA: Building the Foundation for Technology's Future
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the world's leading technology association, with approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, over 100,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued. CompTIA's unparalleled range of programs foster workforce skills development and generate critical knowledge and insight – building the foundation for technology’s future. Visit CompTIA onlineFacebookLinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.

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Blog Articles

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    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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    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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