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  • The tech industry’s ability to grow depends on legislation that allows them to, so the KC Tech Council goes straight to the source.

    We work closely with legislators at the federal, state, and local level to advocate for policy that will cultivate a strong and progressive tech community. Advising legislators and thought leadership is part of our job, and we take it seriously.

    The KC Tech Council has spearheaded state and federal policy advocacy trips, where business and education leaders from the community have the opportunity to speak on policy that has a direct impact on workforce development.

    Read more about our state policy partners at Polsinelli, and our federal partners, CompTIA.


    On Friday, July 13th, Governor Mike Parson vetoed SB 894, a bill that would have increased computer science education efforts in Missouri. 

    Here is the KC Tech Council's full statement:

    While we are profoundly disappointed in Governor Parson’s decision to veto the computer science education bill that was broadly passed through both houses of the legislature with bipartisan support, we know we cannot afford to rest in our disappointment.

    Missouri’s children deserve education that prepares them for Missouri jobs, and allows them to be competitive with students from other states. In fact, 46 other states have passed legislation to broaden computer science education, and the students and employers in those states are already reaping the benefits. Missourians deserve that too. The tech industry’s growth will depend on it, as will our children’s career readiness. We look forward to continuing to work with our statewide partnership of industry and education leaders, as well as with the governor and legislature to get this legislation passed as soon as possible.

    Ryan Weber, KC Tech Council President


    Resources to advocate for computer science education in MO:

    Contact Governor Mike Parson

    Call Gov. Mike Parson at 573-751-3222

  • Track KCTC supported legislation:

  • CHANCE in Tech Act

    CHANCE in TECH Act Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in Technology Act This bill requires the Department of Labor to enter into competitive contracts with industry intermediaries to promote the development of and access to apprenticeships in the technology sector. The Department of Education may issue CHANCE in TECH Awards for 21st Century Schools to secondary schools or junior or community colleges that demonstrate high achievement in providing students necessary skills to compete in the 21st century workforce.

    HB 3174

    SB 1518

  • HB 1623

    Establishes a statewide STEM career awareness program and creates new provisions of law related to computer science



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