Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | August 11, 2011

Congressman Langevin Addresses The New England Council

Today, GPCC attended The New England Council Luncheon featuring guest speaker, Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-2). Congressman Langevin covered a number of topics of national concern in his address, including the recently passed debt ceiling legislation, workforce development efforts and cyber security. He stressed the importance of expanding efforts in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, along with the need to better connect schools with the  business community through internships, mentoring and career counseling. In light of recent interest and concern for internet transaction breaches, Langevin also stated that the Ocean State’s investment in expertise in this arena has positioned Rhode Island as a Regional Center of Excellence on Cyber Security–creating a technical cluster and the potential for new high paying jobs.

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