Day at the Arizona State Capitol Included Coding Event and Legislative Meetings

Earlier this week, CompTIA hosted a "Preparing the Future Workforce though Computer Science Education and Coding" in Phoenix, Arizona. CompTIA in partnership with Apple held a two hour training/education session for legislators and staff to better understand the industry and need for computer science. A hands-on coding session was introduced to legislators and staff in a new, fun and interactive coding experience called "Everyone Can Code using Swift Playgrounds."

CompTIA also distributed a one-page handout found here highlighting key areas within the tech sector from our soon-to-be-released 2018 Cyberstates report. 

Later in the day, CompTIA met with legislators and staff to express our support for building a skilled workforce equipped with the computer science, coding, and digital literacy skills essential for success in the 21st Century Workplace. 

We believe quality career technical education programs provide a key access point for the vast majority of Arizona students looking for education and training that leads to good paying jobs of the future. Our education legislative priorities are available here, as well as our FY2018-19 budget requests which are available here

Kara Bush is the CompTIA Director of Government Affairs Western Region