$25 million investment by MTX will create an epicenter at MDC designed to advance local talent and skills in emerging technologies
MIAMI, FL (December 10, 2021) – MTX Group (MTX) and Miami Dade College (MDC) announced a $25 million investment by MTX, which will create an epicenter at MDC designed to foster growth in local talent and skills in emerging technologies. MTX’s commitment to a strategic partnership with MDC will support education and workforce training opportunities in Miami-Dade County and prepare talent for a growing number of job opportunities in technology in South Florida.
The announcement was made as part of MDC President Madeline Pumariega’s investiture ceremony on Friday, December 10, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.
“President Pumariega is a visionary leader with bold initiatives that require the private sector’s innovation,” MTX Founder and CEO Das Nobel said. “MTX’s partnership with Miami Dade College will be instrumental in supporting future tech leaders. Our mutual dedication to equal access for all will better prepare students for careers in the tech industry and create positive educational and economic outcomes for the community.”
As MDC continues its long history of excellence in education, it has positioned itself as the region’s premier training facility for technological innovation and as the preeminent institution to train Miami’s future tech workforce and fuel the talent needs of a global economy.
“Miami Dade College and MTX are both committed to providing training and innovative job opportunities,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “Our shared connection in the development of emerging technologies, and the people who will lead those industries, made this a natural partnership. We could not be more thrilled and grateful to be working with MTX on this game-changing initiative.”
U.S. Department of Labor reports that Information Technology and other high-tech positions will continue to be in demand for 2022. However, the digital skills gap is continuing to widen, particularly among underserved and underrepresented communities, presenting inequitable job opportunities for minority populations and employers with a limited pool of trained applicants to support their ongoing technology needs.
“MTX is committed to the talented students at MDC,” MTX Co-Founder and Chief Brand and Culture Officer Nipa Nobel said. “These initiatives will not only help to produce best-in-industry talent but also create equitable opportunities for students of all backgrounds to succeed, paving the way for more women and minority leaders in tech.”
The investment of $25 million from MTX will directly support academic and workforce programs focused on high-tech fields, entrepreneurship, scholarships, internships, an endowment and study abroad. The endowment, totaling $1 million, will be matched by the Wolfson family to provide scholarships for first-generation students.
Part of the donation will be made in cryptocurrency, making MTX the first entity to do so in a partnership with MDC.
MTX Group Inc. is a global technology consulting firm powered by the Maverick Quantum (mavQ) Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that enables organizations to modernize through digital transformation and strategy. With data as the new currency, MTX helps organizations transform their long-term strategy with outcomes in mind around happiness, health, and the economy. MTX improves decision-making for organizations with speed and quality by leveraging the mavQ AI platform and partnering with other leading cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Salesforce.
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Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The College’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways, including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards, including the Aspen Prize in 2019. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs.
MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of a diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, MDC Live Arts, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park, and a large campus art gallery and theater system. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting since it opened its doors in 1960, and more than 100,000 students are currently enrolled.
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