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Career & Workforce Policy Committee (CWPC) 2009 Overview Chair – Henry J. Lindborg Vice Chair – Ed Perkins (Policy) Vice Chair – Tarek Lahdhiri (Outreach) IEEE-USA Staff – Vin ONeill
CWPC Mission To advance the career-related policy interests of electrical, electronics and computer engineers and other information technology professionals with a specific focus on the professional careers of IEEEs U.S. members and the overall health of the U.S. engineering workforce – CWPC Charter 10-Feb-142
CWPC Focus of Activities Public and private sector policymaking that affects the education, credentialing, employment, compensation and utilization of engineers in the United States 10-Feb-143
CWPC Membership Regular Members (12) Resource Members (6) Liaison Members (6) Corresponding Members (32) 10-Feb-144
CWPC Meetings Meetings –Spring (May) in Washington DC –Fall (Oct) in Boston MA (tentative) Teleconferences Regular Intervals (4-6 Weeks) 10-Feb-145
CWPC Public Policy Priorities Innovation and Competitiveness* Education and Lifelong Learning Engineering Workforce Diversity Health and Retirement Security* High Skills Immigration Reform* Workforce Globalization (Off-shoring) * IEEE-USA Priorities for the 111 th Congress 10-Feb-146
Innovation and Competitiveness Goals – Promote enactment of federal legislation needed to sustain U.S. technological leadership, promote economic competitiveness and create high wage jobs for STEM professionals in the United States Legislative Focus – Key House and Senate Authorization and Appropriations Committees Partners – IEEE-USA technology policy committees and major competitiveness coalitions 10-Feb-147
Education and Lifelong Learning Goals – To promote th e enactment of federal legislation to improve the quality of K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and enable more Americans to pursue post-secondary and continuing professional education in STEM fields Legislative Focus – House Education and Labor/Senate HELP Committees; House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees; House and Senate Appropriations Committees Partners – STEM Education Coalition 10-Feb-148
Engineering Workforce Diversity Goals – To improve U.S. economic and technological competitiveness by increasing opportunities for women and other traditionally under-represented minorities to pursue post-secondary education and professional careers in STEM fields Legislative Focus – House Education and Labor and Science and Technology Committees/Senate CS&T and HELP Committees Partners – Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering 10-Feb-149
Health and Retirement Security Goals – To increase access to affordable health care for small businesses and self-employed individuals and to improve financial security in retirement for more Americans by strengthening tax-favored retirement savings programs, reforming Social Security and removing statutory impediments to phased retirement Legislative Focus – House Education and Labor and Senate HELP Committees/House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees Partners – Small Business Coalition for Affordable Health Care/Savings Coalition of America 10-Feb-1410
High Skills Immigration Reform Goals – To increase the availability of legal, permanent employment-based (EB) visas; facilitate the adjustment of foreign students with advanced degrees in STEM fields to LPR (Green Card) status; reform the H-1B and L temporary work visa programs; and expedite visa processing for short-term visitors to the United States Legislative Focus – House and Senate Judiciary Committees Partners – Employer, Educational, Immigrant, Labor and Professional Organizations 10-Feb-1411
Workforce Globalization Goals – To assess the impact of off-shore outsourcing on high tech employment opportunities in the United States and its long-term implications for Americas technological leadership, economic competitiveness and national security Legislative Focus – House Science and Technology Committee; Joint Economic Committee Partners – Economic Policy Institute; Labor Unions and Professional Societies 10-Feb-1412
Other CWPC Initiatives Member Communications Member Education Organizational Outreach Engineering Workforce Research Engineering Workforce Statistics Special Events 10-Feb-1413
CWPC Member Communications E-Books – Engineers Guide to Educational and Employment-Based Visas (New); Ten Tax-Favored Ways to Save for Retirement (Updated) 21 st Century Engineering Workforce Trends – Graphics Project (R.A. Ellis) Legislative Alerts and Todays Engineer Articles 10-Feb-1414
CWPC Member Education Career Survival/Career Makeover Workshops – in conjunction with CWPC meetings and in cooperation with local IEEE sections Engineering Careers Webinars (new) – in cooperation with IEEE-USAs Employment and Career Services Committee 10-Feb-1415
CWPC Organizational Outreach Meetings with local IEEE sections as well as with employer organizations and educational institutions in conjunction with CWPC meetings Liaison with the Engineering Workforce Commission (AAES); the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (AAAS); and a new Strengthening Professionalism in the Public Interest Coalition Cooperation with other IEEE and external entities on professional careers issues of mutual concern 10-Feb-1416
Multi-generational Workforce Research Project Purpose – To identify and describe key factors impacting the productivity and personal satisfaction of younger, mid-career and older engineers in todays multi-generational workforce 2009 Goals – To publish findings and conclusions based on survey research conducted in 2008 Next Steps – To develop policy recommendations based on research findings and conclusions 10-Feb-1417
Engineering Workforce Statistics Employment and Unemployment - BLS Education (Enrollments and Degrees) – EWC Foreign Participation – ACS Salaries and Compensation – BLS Employment Projections – BLS IEEE Member Demographics – IEEE-USA 10-Feb-1418
CWPC – Special Events Career Fly-In (High Skills Immigration Reform) – Mar 23/24 in Wash DC Career Survival Workshop (CWPC and SE Michigan Section) – Apr 18 in Dearborn MI STEM Measures Conference (R&DPC and CWPC) – Oct 21/23 in Wash DC 10-Feb-1419
Links to More Information –IEEE-USA : http://www.ieeeusa.org/http://www.ieeeusa.org/ –IEEE-USA Policy Log http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/policy/index.html http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/policy/index.html –IEEE-USA Legislative Action Center email@example.com –Career & Workforce Policy Committee http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/committees/cwpc/inde x.html 10-Feb-1420
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