Lucrative careers in the tech industry should be more accessible to American students. This will happen only through dramatic investment in STEM education. With budgets curbed by sequester, the tech industry is prepared to meet this challenge. The I-Squared Act will expand student access to academic resources and improve career prospects while providing a short- and long-term solution to the high-skilled worker shortage. The tech industry is willing to do its part to address the nation’s STEM education needs. Congress should allow us to help by ensuring the I-Squared Act is included in any comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Morgan Reed is executive director of the Association for Competitive Technology.