As an association representative of more than 50 IT and technology related councils/associations, TECNA develops and implements a policy agenda that successfully supports our tech organizations and their members. In so doing, we support our member's efforts to affect local and state policies that encourage Technology Based Economic Development (TBED), workforce development and STEM education.
CompTIA is our primary partner for supporting federal advocacy efforts. This is a partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and participating regional technology associations. Collectively, CompTIA represents more than 14,000 of technology companies across the country employing millions of workers. CompTIA Advocacy and our member councils are dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation.
For 2016, the following issues will guide our federal commercial policy efforts, unless changed by the leadership of CompTIA Advocacy and TECNA:
- Support New and Emerging Technology Platforms through Thoughtful Policies
- Support Skills for the 21st Century Workforce
- Advance Tax & Regulatory Policies that Spur Innovation
- Lead in Secure Internet Based Platform Technologies
- Address availability and delivery of broadband communications
- Expand Markets and Advocate for Sensible Rules of Global Trade
TECNA’s membership is inclusive of more than 8 Canadian IT and technology related councils/associations. Through their collective efforts, our Canadian members develop and implement a policy agenda that successfully supports their members. In so doing, our Canadian members support efforts to affect provincial policies that encourage Technology Based Economic Development (TBED), workforce development and STEM education.
For 2015, the following issues will guide our Canadian member’s advocacy efforts, unless changed by the leadership of these organizations:
- Promote ICT careers among homegrown talent
- Create a job-ready pipeline for ICT companies
- Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan
- Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program
- Help SMEs go global
- Promote ICT as an enabler for non-tech companies/industries