Florida’s Information Technology Training Programs Respond to Growth, Opportunities by Employers
Friday, March 4, 2016
Posted by: Wanda Minick
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Florida’s Information Technology Training Programs Respond to Growth, Opportunities by Employers Seeking Skilled Professionals
MARCH 4, 2016 – Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida employers, much like others around the globe, struggle to find qualified information technology (IT) professionals. Therefore, the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) have chosen to spotlight these critical jobs this month as part of the ongoing Shortage of Skills series about job growth.
Historically, Florida’s private colleges and schools have played a critical part of meeting the needs of the Sunshine State.
Private career colleges trained 32.3 percent of Florida IT professionals, according to statistics issued by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education & the Integrated Postsecondary Data System for 2013-2014.
Careers within information technology fall within a wide range – computer programmers, software developers, Web developers, repair technicians and specialists in specific leading-edge computer programs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently ranks these jobs as both well compensated and in need by employers.
The IT field appeals to workers who want to become skilled in technology in order to work for a variety of businesses that needed technical support, so employment opportunities are bountiful.
In a technology age dependent on computers, cyber security and related areas of expertise, FAPSC member schools offer convenient locations across the state as well as programs offered online. In addition, class schedules are flexible, often evening or weekends, and are tailored for working adults.
FAPSC (fapsc.org) has been the voice of Florida’s career schools since 1956. The association of more than 250 member schools works on behalf of the more than 1,000 licensed private career schools and colleges in Florida that prepare students each year for employment in more than 200 occupational fields by offering degree programs, certification and training.
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