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 26 programs of study for IT. Galvanizing educators, students, employers and workforces with outmoded skills to adopt alternative education models that include industry-led, work-based learning will help fill job openings and jumpstart economic growth. Candidates eligible for CHANCE in Tech include early college STEM students and assessed individuals over 18 years old. “We want to address the IT skills gap and build the pipeline,” CompTIA’s Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy Elizabeth Hyman said. “To do that, we need to prepare individuals, and particularly underrepresented students, for IT careers and provide a clear educational pathway for them to learn industry IT skills needed for success. They must also have meaningful workplace experiences so that they can practice what they learn.” In addition to the visits on Capitol Hill, we had an exciting and impactful agenda for this year’s Fly-In. We had our Tech Policy Summit that included panel discussions around cybersecurity, workforce and the Internet of Things; and the Capitol Hill Speaker Series, which included insightful presentations from industry’s most IT-knowledgeable speakers. Honoring CompTIA’s 2017 Tech Champions at Fly-In The Tech Champion Award during CompTIA’s Fly-In is given to one member of the House of Representatives, one member of the Senate, and one executive from industry who exemplifies leadership in the technology sector and has championed policies that advance the country’s information technology industry. This year’s CompTIA Tech Champions are New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Texas Representative Will Hurd and North Carolina businessman Ron Culler. CompTIA’s Todd Thibodeaux with Texas Representative Will Hurd and Skip Newberry, CEO of the Tech Association of Oregon, at this year’s DC Fly-In. “I never thought I’d be called the IT procurement guy, but I’m glad now!” – Representative Will Hurd