Miami Dade College’s most Innovative Programs to Take Center Stage at eMerge Americas 2019

Miami, April 24, 2019 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) most trailblazing technology, innovation and entrepreneurial programs and its students will take center stage once again at eMerge Americas 2019, April 29 – 30, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Stop by the MDC booth to learn how to prepare for the careers of the future and explore the very latest programs in cybersecurity, cloud computing, data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, digital marketing, Tesla START, and much more!

Echoing the conference’s mission of creating a global idea exchange focusing on technology and innovation, connecting revolutionary start-ups, ideas and leaders, MDC will showcase its latest programs aimed at building a 21st century knowledge economy, fostering innovation and meeting workforce needs. MDC will also provide thought leadership sessions on the Launch Pad and Texpert stages.

MDC will also highlight the partnership with the Tesla START Automotive Technician Program that is scheduled to begin at MDC in Fall 2019. MDC is the first institution in the Southeastern United States to partner with Tesla to offer this certificate training program for service technicians. Tesla START is an accelerated 12-week program that pays students while they are training to become an electric vehicle technician. Tesla provides the vehicles, equipment, instructor, tools and curriculum for hands-on learning. Following successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible for full-time employment with Tesla at one of their service locations across the country, including South Florida.  A Tesla Model X car will be available for attendees to see and sit in to enjoy the experience of the high-tech, electric luxury vehicle.  In fact, MDC will hold a news conference on this groundbreaking program with MDC’s President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón at eMerge on Monday, April 29, at 3:15 p.m., in its booth 543.

This year, on the WIT stage, Dr. Lenore P. Rodicio, MDC’s Executive Vice President & Provost, will serve as moderator for the WIT (Women, Innovation & Technology) Signature Panel, on Tuesday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. – noon.  Powerhouse leaders will discuss the lessons they have learned in their career, the impact they are making in their industry and what they are doing for future generations of female leaders. Mauricio Ferrazza, chair of the MDC’s Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), will serve as the moderator for the panel discussion, AI, IoT & Other Technologies Transforming Health Care Today, on Monday, April 29, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.  Healthcare experts will discuss examples from around the world, including both developed and emerging markets, of how AI, IoT and other technologies are helping to transform healthcare today.

Also learn more about MDC’s groundbreaking Idea Center, Makers Lab, Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), Miami Fashion Institute, School of Entertainment and Design Technology, School of Architecture and Interior Design, Miami Culinary Institute, School of Justice, Medical Campus, Eig-Watson School of Aviation, School of Global Business, Trade and Transportation, School of Engineering, Technology and Design, the Virtual College, School of Education, and School of Science.   To learn more about MDC’s trailblazing programs, please visit or call 305-237-8888.


WHAT:              MDC’s Innovative Programs to Take Center Stage at eMerge Americas 2019


WHEN:             Monday, April 29 – Tuesday, April 30


WHERE:           Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL.