Jobs, courses and scholarships for studying in Miami

As Miami establishes itself as a tech hub, demand for jobs that require programming, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence skills will continue to grow, with the potential for higher wages above $ 60,000 and $ 70,000.

If this is good news for city dwellers, then it is better to have the opportunity to take an accelerated course, or to focus entirely on a four-year career in these fields, as well as to apply for grants and scholarships for this study.

Miami Dead College offers the MDC Tech Platform, which brings together information about the college’s offered programs and scholarships in one online place, as well as connecting employers, community centers and students so they can access the talents and opportunities in the Miami Tech ecosystem.

Antonio Delgado, vice president of innovation and technical collaboration at Miami Dead College, told the Miami Herald, “MDC Tech is like a huge umbrella, the first thing is to prepare students, the second is to help them find a job,” indicating that Miami has a lot of talent and One of the purposes of the platform is to connect with their employers.

At the same time, the college will host a job fair presented by Venture Miami, a work team created by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to promote the city’s technological and innovative ecosystem, with the aim of connecting talent to jobs.

Venture Miami Tech Job Fair, a free event open to the public, takes place this Thursday, April 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.

More than 60 companies will look for local talent to fill technology and non-tech positions. Job applicants are instructed to be ready for the interview and to be recruited on the spot, so dress up for the occasion with an up-to-date resume and documents required to work.

Participating companies include Zumper, Trend, OpenStore, Slalom, Schonfeld, Reef, Amazon, Majority, Inktel, Kaseya, Blackstone, EveryMundo and Blockchain.

A preparation center for technical jobs in Miami

MDC is establishing itself as an alternative to preparing students for future jobs. Its program in partnership with Tesla to train electric car technicians is a popular alternative in Miami, where there is now a special grant to train women to provide Tesla car services.

In February, the MDC announced that it would receive $ 15 million in investment from the Miami City, Miami-Dead County, Knight Foundation, and the Downtown Miami Development Authority to expand technology programs.

One area that has benefited from this program is the huge demand for job creation today and what will be more attractive in the future is artificial intelligence (AI).

“Most of the investment that MDC has received will be dedicated to teaching students what artificial intelligence is and how to apply it,” Delgado said.

Students at the MDC Cybersecurity Center, one of the majors in technology, will now be expanding with the Artificial Intelligence course, as a way to prepare students for better paying jobs. Sam Navarro Special to the Miami Herald

General knowledge of AI will be available not only for experts in this field, but also for all students to prepare them at the elementary level for acquiring these skills in the future, Delgado noted.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks that are normally performed by humans because they require intelligence and judgment.

Applying some of the courses offered at MDC will focus on AI, allowing Netflix to recommend new options for you. Streaming Guided by your previous tastes, Delgado example.

Artificial intelligence helps companies understand business data very efficiently, saves resources, so its practical applications are endless, Delgado adds.

Artificial Intelligence Course at MDC

The college will launch a pilot program, AI Thinking, which will be delivered in the fall 2022 semester, starting in September.

It has contributed to the development of interdisciplinary courses and certificates in artificial intelligence, with the aim of creating a four-year bachelor’s degree in applied AI.

“This course was created in conjunction with the nonprofit organization AI4ALL, which provides us with an instructor who gives specific programming details using the Python program and who also talks about the ethical use of that technology,” Eduardo El Nuevo told the Herald. Professor of Engineering, Technology and Design at Salcedo, MDC.

Salsedo suggests that everything around us today is related to artificial intelligence (AI), the way products are placed in CVS, which analyzes data to find out at what height milk bottles are best kept, up to Google Maps hints. Where traffic is heavy.

“Everything is built around the data stored by the device, and the more data that programs created with AI are given, the better they are at providing a service,” Salcedo noted.

The college is looking for professors of artificial intelligence and plans to create an associate’s degree in AI, which can be achieved in two years. To do this, MDC is collaborating with experts who have worked at NASA, IBM and Amazon.

When a student graduates as an AI specialist, a relatively new field, they can earn a salary of over $ 60,000, Salcedo said.

As part of the technology the college received, Saif Ishof, a former Senior Innovation and Technology Adviser to Mayor Suarez, was awarded a Presidential Innovation Fellowship and will now serve as Technology Adviser to MDC President Madeleine Pumarigar.

This is part of the goal of liaising between regional industry partners and existing programs and initiatives at MDC.

“I believe that the most important pillar of competition in Miami is people-centered. Growing companies understand that they need to invest in acquiring, retaining and developing their talents, “said Saif Ishf. Establishes strategic partnerships with “and employees”.

Tech Job Fair in Miami

Venture Miami Tech, April 14, 4-7 p.m., Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2 Ave.

To participate in the fair you can register here:

Use coupon code VENTUREMIAMI to get two free $ 15 Uber credits. The code will be active one hour before and after the event.

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