Issue: Technology Workforce Development

Our industry is engaged in efforts to grow the security talent pipeline by working with colleges and vocational schools, as well as offering technical training and certification programs. We strongly support the expansion of hands-on workforce development partnerships between government and industry to help address the current skills shortage.


SIA supports H.R. 1477/S.722, the bipartisan Freedom to Invest in Tomorrows Workforce Act, introduced by Rep. Robert Wittman (R-Va.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). This legislation would expand eligible uses for 529 plans to cover costs to obtain and maintain certifications and other credentials, versus traditional degree programs only.