February 20, 2020

Cortez Masto Promotes STEM Education and Diversity at Microsoft Employee Townhall

Microsoft

Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today participated in a townhall with Microsoft employees focused on her Innovation State Initiative to promote the growth of a diverse tech workforce, support STEM education and fuel Nevada’s 21st century economy. The senator also highlighted her legislation to promote education and training for workers in in-demand industries.

“Nevada is the Innovation State not only because we’re creating and implementing some of the nation’s newest breakthroughs in technology, but because we’re constantly looking for new ways to ensure all Nevadans have access to the good-paying jobs that come with our growing economy. I’ve seen firsthand how diversifying our tech workforce can lead to even more innovative ideas that improve our daily lives. I’m proud to support Nevada’s investments in STEM education and job-training through my Innovation State Initiative and I share the Silver State’s commitment to fostering a truly inclusive 21st century workforce.”

BACKGROUND:

As part of her Innovation State Initiative, Senator Cortez Masto recently introduced the WORKER Act to promote education and training for workers in in-demand industries, including expanding all-important registered apprenticeship programs. The Working On Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient (WORKER) Act will ensure employees have access to good paying careers in skilled jobs throughout Nevada and the nation. 

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