Miami, Aug. 15, 2019- Miami Dade College (MDC) will partner with Kaseya, a Miami-based software firm that allows companies to manage their information technology, to provide apprenticeship opportunities for students in order to fill the hiring gaps within Florida’s growing technology ecosystem.
MDC was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies Grant worth nearly $2 million to combat the hiring needs in the tech field. The College will use the funds to develop the Miami Dade Apprenticeship Partnership in Information Technology (MAP IT) project, which will focus on information technology and related industries to develop and expand apprenticeship programs within those fields during a four-year period.
Competencies for the IT industry will be developed with strategic industry partners and include industry certifications, career and technical certificates, college credit certificates, associates, and baccalaureate degrees.
Industry partner Kaseya is a leading player in today’s rapidly growing IT infrastructure management market, offering best-in-class, integrated technology. The company currently counts some 40,000 customers worldwide, served by 1,100 employees across its global offices.
The technical training will prepare apprentices to earn the CompTIA A+ and N+ certifications. The foundational IT knowledge is a segue into understanding Kaseya’s IT Management Software. By Kaseya designing the apprenticeship alongside MDC, the apprenticeship will produce a workforce which has more than theoretical knowledge. The apprentices will be relationship builders, solution providers and business ready professionals ready to fill the gaps in Florida’s growing tech hub.