metaCAMPUS & The H-1B “Brain” Visa

With the potential of a new era of global protectionism and ‘extreme’ vetting fo­­r immigrants to the United States on our near horizon, at least one thing needs to remain constant to keep the United States relevant in the arena of international business: a constant churn of young talent ready to join the labor force with job ready, hands-on, verifiable technical skills that global corporations demand.

If the US labor force can’t accomplish this domestically, corporations will continue to, as they have in the recent past, go off shore for technical talent to countries like India, China and Bulgaria where these technical skills like Object Oriented Programming, Web Development and Database Design, among others are still relatively cheap.

Our nation has two essential ways to remain globally competitive with regard to keeping the brains that make our economically and strategically vital infrastructure function:

1.       Invest in and maintain a domestic pool of technically adept knowledge workers

2.       Import a pool of technically adept knowledge workers from select trading partner nations

Without these people and these types of technical skills, vital functions of our economy like the internet could simply cease to function. It is imperative therefore, without a significant Federal investment in educational infrastructure into the college transfer and articulation process, for us to, at a minimum to review and improve upon the process for bringing these brains to the United States.­­­

Today the H-1B program, put together by the Department of Labor, allows about 65,000 immigrants to enter the country each year as temporary workers. The incoming administration needs to expand H-1B program, not reduce it. The current lottery process does not insure that we are bringing in the best and brightest, just the luckiest. The administration also needs to insure that the technical infrastructure that supports the H-1B implements the latest technologies available for vetting the imported skills, and that there is indeed a ROI for the American public, that there is a path to citizenship in place for temporary workers, and that at least a majority of the money from high paying jobs that are facilitated via the H-1B are re-invested in the United States.

How does metaCAMPUS support a ‘to-be’ H-1B Visa Process?

Imagine a world that by 2020 facilitates the tracking and approval of accredited curriculum through a purely digital process. Institutions of higher learning in India, China, Bulgaria and the United States would be able to review student learning outcomes and curriculum outlines, where global brick and mortar and digital learners would be able to store and share, secure branded tokens of competency in particular skills sets. An undergraduate student or experienced engineer, would be able to release their branded, verified competencies to the US Department of Labor, allowing the number of annual H-1B Visa immigrants to jump from 65,000 to 650,000 by circumventing the archaic, paper burdened H-1B degree vetting process and credential verification.

Such a solution exists in concept today, and with your support we will be ready to demonstrate a working prototype by 2017. To find out more about how metaCAMPUS supports the H-1B via its unique system of metaBADGES email info@metacampus.com or fill out the form below:

metaCAMPUS MOOA | International H1-B Solution

Seattle, WA – 9/9/2014

metaCAMPUS, takes Disruptive Innovation to mean BIG things. Today we are pleased to announce the upcoming release of our second MOOA white paper, scheduled for October, 2016 titled:

“Standardization of Competency Management at the Middle of the Pyramid | metaCAMPUS as an H1-B INS Data Validation Solution”

For more information please contact our Director of Communications, Katherine Marin at katherinenmartin at metacampus.com

Also, if you haven’t seen our new website please go ahead and visit us at http://www.metacampus.com

 

metaCAMPUS Team | info@metacampus.com

ASP.NET Shell Is Up and Running

Seattle, 10/7/2015

A new ASP.NET shell is up and running for the metaCAMPUS site.

All pages are now running using the .aspx extension and connected with a MS SQL database.

Soon fully functional logins for the admin and student sites will be added to the production website at http://www.metacampus.com.

 

metaCAMPUS 2020 – A Vision of the Future, Global Campus

Bellevue, WA – 5/16/2014

We will be making a white paper of our disruptive vision available to those of you on our mailing list. Please use the form below to contact us or if you would like to receive a copy!

metaCAMPUS MOOA White Paper – Available in April, 2014.

Bellevue, WA – 3/26/2014

On the heels of its recent success with submitting its first Small Business Innovation Research grant, provided through the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, metaCAMPUS hopes to accelerate its progress toward developing the first globally marketable MOOA solution by designing and delivering its new corporate landing page, international affiliate pages, and the founding of its non-profit arm, the metaCAMPUS Policy Institute for competency based learning advocacy.

We will also be providing a public white paper for those people who might be interested in doing some light reading. The white paper will be a revised version of the metaCAMPUS SBIR grant submission, and will discuss the unique market opportunity to develop the metaCAMPUS MOOA network.

If you or someone you know has an interest in our grant submission, please fill out the form below or contact us by emailing info@metacampus.com: