MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Florida Vocational Institute and CareerSource South Florida, are leading Miami’s TechHire Initiative to train eighteen students to become entry level professionals in high-demand IT careers. The students will attend a twelve-week IT Help Desk Certification Bootcamp. Each candidate will be enrolled in four weeks of Work Readiness Training prior to attending the twelve-week IT Help Desk Bootcamp. The TechHire bootcamp is being offered in Overtown, allowing easy access to residents of the area. The boot camp starts the week prior to BlackTech Weekend.
“The Miami Tech scene has grown significantly, and we are seeking to create a tech pipeline of talent from underserved areas of Miami to future Tech Careers - The Overtown TechHire Initiative will give the residents of Overtown the skills for the tech careers of the future,” said Arnie Girnun co-chair of TechHire.Miami.
A stipend will be provided to each student through CareerSource South Florida who has awarded $134,100 to this Overtown TechHire Training Initiative. Upon successful completion, participants will have the opportunity to be hired by employers focused on hiring the eighteen TechHire graduates. Partner companies that have committed to the project include: 4IT, Azulle Tech, CompuCare Systems, Nerd Support, Conquest, and OpticalTel.
The TechHire initiative is a bold multi-sector initiative that empowers Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges, as well as, non-traditional approaches such as “coding boot camps”, and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for well-paying tech jobs, often in just a few months.
The White House announced Miami-Dade County as one of two “TechHire” communities designated in the State of Florida; representing the only TechHire community in South Florida. TechHire is a multi-sector national initiative launched two years ago by former President Barack Obama to create a pipeline of Americans with technology skills.
CareerSource South Florida (CSSF), Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA), and Florida Vocational Institute (FVI) formed a specialized collaborative partnership to provide training opportunities for the residents of the Southeast Overtown and Park West communities, which creates pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through job placement in technology.
The initiative is currently accepting a limited number of applicants and is scheduled to start on February 21st.
To learn more about this initiative please visit www.fvi.edu/helpdesk.
About Florida Vocational Institute (FVI)
Florida Vocational Institute’s mission is to empower students through education to start achieving their dream jobs in information technology and healthcare in less than a year. FVI achieves this mission through a passionate experienced team all focused on helping our clients achieve success. FVI is the first IT Coding bootcamp in Florida that is approved by the US Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid. For more information please visit www.fvi.edu or for more information on this initiative please visit www.fvi.edu/helpdesk or call 786-574-3350.
About CareerSource South Florida
CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. CareerSource South Florida’s services and resources are available to everyone at no cost through a network of centers located throughout the region.
For more information on CareerSource South Florida, including valuable resources for businesses and job seekers, please visit www.careersourcesfl.com or call 305-594-7615.