Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80CompTIAWorld | SPRING 2017 24 By Lana Sansur M ore than 140 technology executives and business owners representing 29 states arrived in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14 to 15 for the 2017 CompTIA DC Fly-In organized by CompTIA and joined by our Fly-In Partners, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). Participants met face-to-face with their states’ representatives, senators and respective staff members in 137 meetings on Capitol Hill. These meetings were an opportunity for industry representatives to influence the direction of tech policy. This year, we asked Congress to work with us to turn our proposal, the CHANCE in Tech (Championing New Careers and Employees in Technology) Act, into legislation that can be considered by the appropriate Congressional committees and voted on in both the House of Representatives and Senate. CHANCE in Tech is an education and workforce proposal that focuses on scaling up the workforce through work-based learning solutions like apprenticeships. Increasingly, work-based learning activities like apprenticeships are being included in education and training CompTIA’s 2017 DC Fly-In Making Our Industry a Leading Voice for IT Policy This year marked the sixth year that CompTIA has produced the DC Fly-In, which brings together industry leaders and executives to meet with their elected representatives; learn about the top tech issues of the day via our speakers and panel discus- sion; and honor our Tech Champions.