Home to three of the largest universities in the nation-the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida-the Florida High Tech Corridor also boasts a dynamic mix of community and state colleges and other institutions that are training the future workforce of skilled researchers, scientists and engineers. Supplementing these educational efforts are innovative programs such as FHTCC’s techPATH, which cultivates tomorrow's workforce, and our Matching Grants Research Program (MGRP), the primary focus of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.
“Typically, we have to make important hiring decisions based on just a résumé and a brief interview, but working with a student on an MGRP project takes much of the risk out of the hiring process. You know that you're getting a true professional who will easily transition into the company.”
David Provencher, Cobham SATCOM
Industry Partner with our FHTCC Matching Grants Research Program
The Matching Grants Research Program pairs industry partners with university researchers to develop commercially applicable technologies. The students who are brought on board to participate in these projects have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with real-world research challenges. Thanks to this research training, students who have participated in MGRP projects are better prepared to join the workforce of the Corridor’s leading high tech companies after graduation.
These students come from the Corridor's three renowned research universities—the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida—that combine to offer more than 280 baccalaureate degrees, 315 masters programs and doctoral degrees in 160 fields.