Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Please Support Legislation to Help Bridge the Gap

Please see the following links regarding Immigration Innovation. Sign on now to increase our access to knowledgeable and available STEM applicants!

As you may know, our nation needs to take steps to bridge a widening IT talent gap. Simply put, not enough people have the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to meet the needs of American employers.
In response to this workforce crisis, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2013 (S.169). If enacted, this two-part plan will address immigration and workforce development needs and improve our STEM education pipeline. The plan closes the STEM jobs gap today and ensures the United States remains competitive by producing more college graduates with engineering and computer science degrees.

But first we need to pass the legislation—and your support can help. I encourage you to join me and add your voice of support to your lawmakers through the Microsoft partner program Melanie Gass belongs to called Voices for Innovation (VFI). You can learn more about the I-Squared Act and easily communicate with your lawmakers at the VFI Action Center. Writing a letter is easy and will take you less than 5 minutes.   

Thank you for helping us bridge the IT skills gap.

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