Talent pipeline insufficient to prepare students for high-quality, high-demand jobs

 Baton Rouge, LA (February 23, 2017) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today issued a public policy commentary urging state and regional education policymakers to broaden the scope of efforts to promote expanded high school enrollments in computer science by adopting expertly-vetted and robust computer science course options that reach a majority of students. The commentary addresses the disparity between the state’s computing sector job demand and number of local graduates in the field. The full commentary is attached and available online.

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The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.