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Senator Markey Cites MassTLC Talent Pipeline Work at Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on March 29, 2017, entitled “Closing the Skills Gap and Boosting U.S. Competitiveness,” to explore the technical skills gap in the U.S. manufacturing sector and other trades and to highlight steps taken by advocates and industry to address growing challenges and foster a competitive workforce.

According to ML Strategies President David Leite, “Senator Markey noted MassTLC leads coding seminars and mentors students on entrepreneurship and community engagement by assisting teams of teenagers to develop mobile applications. This could be a model to ensure that we close the skills gap in a way that creates access for every kid to a digital skillset. Many of the new jobs being created are going to require a digital skillset. We need to make sure we have a complementary strategy to address disruptive technologies.”

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