Growing and Attracting a High Tech Workforce
The Corridor’s high tech legacy has attracted a skilled workforce since the days of the Space Race. Thanks to three of the nation’s leading research universities (the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida), the Corridor is also growing its own high tech talent pool of scientists, engineers and other innovative entrepreneurs to serve more than 20,000 high tech companies throughout the 23 county region.
High Tech Employment in the Corridor*
stemCONNECT: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Workforce
Recognizing the need for a high tech workforce of the future, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council established an educational initiative to reach middle and high school students. Involving representatives from academia and private industry, stemCONNECT is “cultivating tomorrow’s workforce” throughout the region with innovative in-person and online program offerings. Read more.