Halliburton Joins inSPIRE STEM USA Coalition
Washington, D.C. – inSPIRE (Supporting Productive Immigration Reform and Education) STEM USA today announced Halliburton as its newest member as the coalition continues its support for inclusion of the SKILLS VISA Act as a part of immigration reform.
The act is currently under consideration in the House and overhauls the nation’s high-skilled immigration program while encouraging the creation of a national education fund to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and computer science education programs in the states.
“STEM-related jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet companies throughout the U.S. continue to fall short in finding enough qualified workers to fill high-skilled positions,” inSPIRE STEM USA Executive Director Beneva Schulte said. “The SKILLS Visa Act helps address America’s skills gap and is supportive of an all-important STEM education fund, which will help create an American workforce capable of meeting the growth in STEM jobs.”
Halliburton has made a commitment to helping provide students with more opportunities to study STEM. The company sponsored the 2012 GEAR competition and presented a $26,700 grant to Texas A&M University to establish high school mathematics programs that will better prepare students for future careers in technology.
The addition of Halliburton brings inSPIRE STEM USA’s membership to a total of 53. A full list of members can be found here.
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