Sending Office: Honorable Seth Moulton
Sent By:
Eric.Kanter@mail.house.gov

Prepare Workers for the 21st Century Economy

Cosponsor H.R. 3174, the CHANCE in Tech Act

 

Co-Sponsors: Beyer, Cicilline, Cole, Delaney, EmmerKinzinger, SP Maloney, Meehan, Peters, Perlmutter, Quigley, Rice, Soto, Swalwell, Murphy (FL)

Supported by: CompTIA, SAP, Opportunity Nation, Arizona Technology Council (AZTC), California Technology Council (CTC), CONNECT, Tech San Diego, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Connecticut Technology Council (CTC),
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Idaho Tech Council (ITC), Illinois Technology Association (ITA), Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK), Kansas City Tech Council, Massachusetts Technology Leadership
Council (MassTLC), Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC), New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC), New York Tech Alliance, New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC), North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA),
OHTech, Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Pittsburgh Technology Council, Nashville Technology Council, Austin Technology Council (ATC), Tech Titans, Utah Technology Council, Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), Wisconsin Technology Council
(WTC)

Dear Colleague:

In 2016 alone, the technology industry contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, employed more than 7 million workers, and added more than 100,000 new jobs. Despite these impressive numbers, more than 500,000 tech jobs are unfilled during any
given 90-day period. We frequently hear from large and small businesses that there simply aren’t enough qualified workers to fill these positions.

That is why we have introduced the Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in Technology (CHANCE in Tech) Act. This legislation would create public-private partnerships to serve as intermediaries between employers participating
in registered apprenticeship programs, industry and training partners, and government entities. Each intermediary would assess and train potential apprentices, lessening the regulatory burden on participating employers by tracking success indicators and managing
other reporting requirements. The proposal would also establish a program to recognize those high schools and community colleges providing exemplary IT training and counseling. Collectively, this legislation will help to better align workforce training with
local and regional demands.

As we continue to better equip our workers with the skills they need to compete in the 21st Century economy, this legislation is an important step in providing American workers from all backgrounds with the skills and knowledge they need to acquire good-paying
jobs.

If you would like to cosponsor the CHANCE in Tech Act, or have additional questions, please contact Eric Kanter in Rep. Moulton’s Office (Eric.Kanter@mail.house.gov), Courtney Webb in Rep. Herrera
Beutler’s Office (Courtney.Webb@mail.house.gov), Rebecca Reesman in Rep. Kilmer’s Office (Rebecca.Reesman@mail.house.gov), or Stefanie Dearie in Rep. Love’s
Office (Stefanie.Dearie@mail.house.gov).

Sincerely,

 

SETH MOULTON

Member of Congress

 

JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER

Member of Congress

 

DEREK KILMER

Member of Congress

 

MIA LOVE

Member of Congress

 

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