Issue: Technology Workforce Development
SIA is engaged in efforts to grow the security talent pipeline by working with community colleges, creating outreach programs for students and young professionals and providing information about security industry careers – which are increasingly IT centric as the information technology and security disciplines converge.
SIA strongly supports the expansion of hands-on workforce development partnerships between government and industry to help address the current skills shortage.
SIA Position Statements:
Co-Sponsor: CHANCE in TECH Act
SIA supports H.R. 3174/S. 1518, the CHANCE in TECH Act (Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.), which will increase the pipeline of qualified employees for jobs in the converged security industry by encouraging public-private collaboration in new technology apprenticeship programs.