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Wanted: Massachusetts Grads with Computing Expertise

Massachusetts isn't churning out enough college graduates in the field of computing to meet the demands of the current job market.  So said representatives of Google, Microsoft, and Intel during a meeting with Massachusetts lawmakers on Wednesday at a Tech Hub Caucus meeting held at the State House.

According to Steve Vinter, engineering and site director at Google's Cambridge office, "Computing... is not a tech sector problem, it is a Massachusetts economy problem." Vinter pointed out that while more than 70% of new STEM jobs require advance computing skills, inadequate computer science offerings in Massachusetts schools have created a shortage of workers to fill the available openings.  One solution: Spark interest in computer science by introducing the subject earlier in students' school careers.

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