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FIGURE EI-5 Top producers of computer science bachelor’s degree, 2001.

SOURCE: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Preparing Women and Minorities for the IT Workforce: The Role of Nontraditional Educational Pathways. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005. Available at:

  • “Expand temporary wage supplements that help move workers more quickly off unemployment insurance and into new jobs and on-the-job training. The Alternative Trade Adjustment for Older Workers Program should be expanded to include younger workers and should not be linked exclusively to trade dislocation.”37

  • “Re-institute H1-B training grants to ensure that Americans are trained in the skills and fields for which companies now bring in foreign nationals.”38

  • “Establish an expedited immigration process, including automatic work permits and residency status for foreign students who: a) hold graduate degrees in S&E from American universities, b) have been offered jobs by US-based employers and who have passed security screening tests.”39






Council on Competitiveness, 2004, p. 51.

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