Jacksonville University Joins Forces with SkillStorm to Create Tech Talent Hub in Jacksonville, Fla.


SkillStorm will train custom tech teams to meet area’s increasing demand for specialized tech skills

SkillStorm, a tech talent accelerator that hires, trains, certifies and deploys IT talent in the most in-demand technologies, and Jacksonville University, northeast Florida’s top private university, announces a partnership to build an extensive pipeline of technology talent for Jacksonville. The program will provide customized training to meet the specific IT needs of commercial and government organizations in Jacksonville, greater Florida and the Southeast.

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“We’re excited to partner with Jacksonville University to build a tech talent hub that can help the city, state and region. This partnership will not only help existing businesses expand their operations in Jacksonville, it will also help attract new companies seeking to access talent certified in today’s most in-demand technologies,” said Joe Mitchell, COO of SkillStorm, which recently relocated to Jacksonville as the city continues to grow as a technology hub and demand for talent intensifies. “Jacksonville University’s deep ties with businesses in the region will help accelerate conversations with executives so SkillStorm can assess their needs and deliver tech teams custom-trained for their specific IT initiatives.”

The program will target an untapped domestic talent pool including college graduates nationwide with or without a computer science background; veterans and their spouses; and under-represented communities such as first-generation college graduates, minorities and women. Underemployment continues to plague many of these groups, with 39% of recent college graduates currently employed in jobs that do not typically require a degree and 37% of veterans more likely to be underemployed than nonveterans.

“In our close relationships with outstanding companies throughout the region, we’ve learned they want to hire versatile, agile, talented people with a drive to continue growing and learning throughout their careers, and