BSA advocates policies to produce and retain highly skilled workers by strengthening enrollment in advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs; by providing incentives to train more math and science teachers; and by advancing common-sense reforms that allow high-skilled immigrants to meet technology workforce needs and have a path to obtain permanent residency status.
Specific policy actions needed:
- Fully fund efforts aimed at improving STEM education in elementary and secondary education.
- Secure meaningful reforms to the H1-B Visa and Employment-Based Green Card systems that will allow more highly trained and educated professionals to come to the United States and contribute to the invention, design, production and innovation of advanced technology.
- Ensure trading partners abide by commitments they have made to keep markets open to IT products and services.