CompTIAWorld, Issue 6, Fall 2019

CompTIA Policy Principle

Workforce Development CompTIA supports federal and state policies that expand life-long education in the computer sciences and basic IT skills while supporting the development of a skilled workforce that spurs job growth and the nation's ability to compete globally. CompTIA has worked with Congress on the development of the CHANCE in Tech Act, which supports funding for apprenticeship programs in the tech sector and provides individuals with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century workforce.

After graduating from college and relocating to Washington, D.C., as part of the United States General Service Administration's Emerging Leaders Program, Nuamah began a two-year rotational program that allowed him to work as a program analyst for a number of federal agencies including 18F, a digital services consultancy that collaborates with federal, state and local agencies to fix technical problems, build products, and improve how government serves the public through technology. Nuamah saw 18F as his opportunity to get on-the-job training in agile software development. "I kind of knew I wanted to work in technology. I was just looking for the right avenue to make the move, and 18F presented me with that,” said Nuamah. “18F had a startup culture so I was able to take on a lot of responsibility, get my hands dirty, and learn a lot by doing,” said Nuamah.

Rahela Anghel and her team work to make IT a competitive advantage for Delta, which includes translating complex data sets into valuable insight for leaders at the company.

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