MDC’s Miami Tech Works to Lead Workforce Development Component of the South Florida ClimateReady Tech Hub

Miami, July 2, 2024 – Miami Tech Works, an industry-led tech sector initiative developed by Miami Dade College (MDC), is set to receive $6 million to manage the workforce development component of the South Florida ClimateReady Tech Hub, spearheaded by Miami-Dade County to accelerate regional technology and innovation-led growth by boosting the capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy key climate technologies. These funds are part of the $19.5 million awarded to the Tech Hub by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced earlier today.

“At Miami Dade College, we are all about innovation and ways to support efforts that advance sustainable and resilient infrastructure; that is why today we are proud that Miami Dade College’s Miami Tech Works will be the recipient of these funds that will help us support the South Florida ClimateReady Tech Hub with engineering and construction training programs,” said MDC President, Madeline Pumariega.

Miami Tech Works, a sectoral partnership initiative developed by Miami Dade College, is set to lead workforce development for the ClimateReady Tech Hub by partnering with various educational institutions to recruit, train, and retain a diverse workforce through certifications, training, and wraparound services. The ClimateReady Tech Hub is projected to create 23,000 new high-paying jobs over the next ten years.

The South Florida ClimateReady Tech Hub is one of 12 tech hubs in the country awarded for implementation by the EDA. This significant federal investment will jump-start climate innovation from public, private, academic, tribal, and community partners, positioning South Florida as a leader in adaptation and mitigation technology that can withstand extreme weather events, increased flooding, and rising temperatures.

The EDA highlighted that South Florida’s application “demonstrated the leadership and potential to leverage regional assets, talent, and technological expertise to become a world-class, globally competitive technology innovation center.”

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About South Florida ClimateReady Tech Hub

The ClimateReady Tech Hub is a consortium of local governments, businesses, universities, and organizations. It was initially convened by the South Florida Regional Planning Council and provided technical assistance support from Kenneth C. Griffin, Citadel, and the Knight Foundation. These organizations collectively represent the region’s four counties and combine diverse expertise, resources, and perspectives to build a globally leading climate tech ecosystem.

Key partners include: Miami-Dade County (lead applicant), 1Print, AME Power, Beacon Council, Black & Veatch, Blue Frontier, Inc., Broward County, Carbon Limit, CareerSource, Catalyst Miami, Citadel and Citadel Securities, City of Miami, City of Miami Beach, City of Lake Worth Beach, CodePath, College of the Florida Keys, Denrgy, eMerge Americas, Endeavor Miami, Facade+Envelope, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Florida Power & Light, Friends of The Underline, Inc., Frost Science Museum, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, I Squared Capital, JLL, IUOE 487, Kenneth C. Griffin, Knight Foundation, Mangrove Contracting, Marine Research Hub, Maroon League, MasTec, Merrimac Ventures, Miami Tech Works, Miami Waterkeeper, Miami-Dade College, Miami-Dade Innovation Authority, Miccosukee Tribe, Mission One Capital, Monroe County, Museum of Discovery & Science, Northeastern University, Nova Southeastern University, OIC of South Florida, Ocean Exchange, Palm Beach County, Seaworthy Collective, ShoreLock, South Florida Defense Alliance, South Florida Regional Planning Council, Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, Techstars, The Allapattah Collaborative CDC, The CLEO Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Titan, University of Florida, University of Miami, Venture Miami, and Watsco. For more information visit:

About Miami Tech Works

Miami Tech Works is a $10 million initiative funded by the Good Jobs Challenge and the Economic Development Administration (EDA). Led by Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, OIC of South Florida, Miami Dade County, City of Miami, Miami Dade Beacon Council, Lab22C, Refresh Miami, and CareerSource South Florida. In February 2023, Miami Tech Works launched the Talent Coalition. This industry-led partnership bridges the gap between employers and tech talent in Miami by creating a sustainable pipeline of skilled workers, promoting career pathways in technology, and supporting the growth and vitality of the local tech talent pipeline. Learn more at