TechServe Alliance Applauds Reauthorization of America COMPETES Act

Dec 21, 2010, 17:03 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the House of Representatives passed the final version of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which was earlier passed by the Senate and will now go to the President's desk for signature.

"We are pleased that Congress is investing in education in critical areas such as math and science, helping us build the workforce of tomorrow. It is important that our students have the skills needed to work with the emerging technologies that will be driving the economy in the years to come," stated Mark Roberts, CEO TechServe Alliance.

As has been well documented, long-term, the U.S. faces a shortage of highly skilled technical professionals. TechServe Alliance supports public policy initiatives that seek to increase the availability and attractiveness of education and training for U.S. workers in high-tech fields. In addition to the importance of these efforts to the U.S. economy as a whole, a qualified workforce, which is able to meet current and future IT needs, is critical to the continued success of the IT services industry.

ABOUT TechServe Alliance

TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry. Hundreds of IT staffing, IT solutions and IT consulting firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the "collective scale" of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT services for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT consultant.

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