Technology | July 13, 2017
On July 10th, Congressman Seth Moulton announced the introduction of the CHANCE in Tech Act, bipartisan legislation aimed to address workforce training during a visit to EBSCO.
Earlier this week, EBSCO welcomed local Congressman Seth Moulton to our Ipswich campus. He announced the introduction of the Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in Technology (CHANCE in Tech) Act, which would create public-private partnerships to serve as intermediaries between employers participating in registered apprenticeship programs, industry and training partners, and government entities.
The bipartisan bill seeks to address the growing skills gap in the technology sector through expanding and investing in tech apprenticeship programs.
Prior to his announcement, Congressman Moulton participated in a roundtable discussion with EBSCO senior executives, members of the tech association Mass TLC and local employers in technology. EBSCO participants included President and CEO Tim Collins, Executive Vice President of Product Management Stratton Lloyd, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Catherine Reid, and CIO Doug Jenkins. The discussion focused on challenges that local technology companies face as employers and the importance of equipping young people in tech with workforce training.
“This is about competitiveness,” said Congressman Moulton. “Our competitiveness, but also America’s competitiveness with the rest of the world.”
EBSCO CEO Tim Collins reinforced the company’s support of the bipartisan bill. “We’re always looking for bright new talent in technology here at EBSCO. We pride ourselves on our commitment to workforce training and development, and fostering new talent in tech. We look forward to working with the Congressman, Mass TLC and others on this initiative, and encourage other local tech leaders to join us.”
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