Jan. 26 event will unveil plans to help boost economic growth, help fill the region’s technology talent gap
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2018) – The University of South Florida and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, will announce details of an expanded partnership during an event at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. The event will be held in the Virginia-based company’s new office that is located on the USF campus in Tampa, inside the NEC building, room 328A. NEC is located on the northwest portion of campus, near the intersection of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Fletcher Avenue (see map below). Reserved parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.
The unique partnership targets tens of thousands of recent USF graduates, by providing free training designed to help prepare them for high-paying jobs in high-demand software engineering and cybersecurity fields. Companies in the Tampa Bay region are currently looking for highly skilled technology talent, and a recently released regional competitiveness report identified how filling this need could help attract new businesses, startup companies and more jobs to the area.
Scheduled speakers at the event include USF System President Judy Genshaft, a representative from Revature, recent graduates who have completed the training and a representative from the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.