U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Keynote ITAA National IT Workforce Convocation

Reform in IT workforce was the subject of a May conference.

by / May 13, 2002
The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) confirmed a keynote address by U.S. Under Secretary of Education Eugene Hickok, scheduled for May 6th during the luncheon general session as part of its fifth annual National Information Technology Workforce Convocation.

Hickok is scheduled to address the administration's education-reform measures and the role of the U.S. information technology industry in supporting the reforms.

Convened to address the public policy issues, high-tech training and education priorities necessary to strengthen the U.S. high-tech workforce, the convocation will also feature ITAA's newest data on the demand for high tech workers and the size of the IT workforce in the U.S.

Other government keynote speakers are the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor, and Congressman Jim Moran, D-Virginia. The 2002 Convocation will bring together hundreds of key practitioners from industry, government and education in Arlington, Virginia. Industry keynote speakers for the ITAA Workforce Convocation include:

-- Alfred R. Berkeley III, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ Stock Market

-- Phillip Clay, Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

-- Rita Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation

-- Terry Crane, Vice President of Education, AOL/Time Warner

-- Clare Dolan, Senior Director, Workforce Development, Oracle Corporation

-- Jim Goodnight, Chairman/President/CEO, SAS Institute

-- Jeff Joerres, President/CEO, Manpower

-- Albert Siu, Chief Learning Officer, AT&T

Discussion tracks include Education in the e-Environment; Recruitment and Retention; Public/Private Partnerships and Diversity and Image. Current participating organizations joining ITAA include: Dyncorp, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Brainbench, Dice, Education Development Center (EDC), Kelly IT Resources, Microsoft, National Alliance of Business and Oracle Corporation.

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) provides global public policy, business networking, and national leadership to promote the continued rapid growth of the IT industry. ITAA consists of over 500 corporate members throughout the U.S., and a global network of 46 countries' IT associations.

The ITAA plays the leading role in issues of IT industry concern including information security, taxes and finance policy, digital intellectual property protection, telecommunications competition, workforce and education, immigration, online privacy and consumer protection, government IT procurement, human resources and e-commerce policy.

ITAA has numerous resources available on the page of its Web site dedicated to IT workforce issues.
Blake Harris Editor
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