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The Tech pipeline is on everyone’s mind these days, and two great organizations have just announced a partnership that will help load it up for the benefit of Tampa. The University of South Florida and northern-Virginia tech talent company Revature have just unveiled a new learning space on the USF campus worth $20 million of investment and slated to provide free training for 1,300 new software engineers over the next two years.
USF’s Graduate Program in Computer Information Technology is already number 23 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report, and it looks like they’re looking to distinguish themselves even further. The Revature programs they’ve signed on to incorporate have already helped one of their public health graduates gain tech experience to land a contract with Boeing – this apparent quality of experience is great news for both national and international level firms that might want to look at opening up shop in Tampa Bay as well as tech startups looking to gain an edge. It’s a #PRWin for both the University and for Revature, as higher-education/private partnerships are recognized by many as a way to effectively acclimate young talent to the workforce. The USF learning space and Revature program will both attract bright and interested students to the University and spur local economic development in the tech sector.
As we’ve noted before, USF has already found itself in the spotlight for innovation – Associate Professor and ketosis researcher Dr. Dominic D’Agostino was chosen last year as the only non space-program member to join an oceanic Mars simulation mission. Finally, this past September, the school also reached “Pre-Eminent” status, joining the ranks of the University of Florida and Florida State. This means that USF is considered one of the country’s top public research institutions!
University of South Florida can definitely congratulate itself on a job well done, both with the Revature partnership and with its positive development and growth. Can’t wait to see how their winning PR attracts even more opportunities to the school and to the Tampa area.