It Starts With Education
We know that access to education & trained graduates tends to be a great driver of talent and innovation in other cities (like our hometown of Cambridge, MA) but what about Miami?
There is no shortage of talent in Miami. Young talent is particularly abundant. We have some impressive educational institutions here, both in terms of higher education and coding bootcamps.
- Florida International University is the largest university in South Florida, and classified as the research university with the highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.
- The University of Miami is the largest private research university in Miami, with over 16,000 students enrolled and six year graduation rates at above 80 percent.
- Miami Dade College is the largest institution of higher education in Florida, with over 165,000 students enrolled. MDC also has a U.S. Department of Education funded program for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Science called the Talent Opportunity Program, or STEM TOP—intended to produce well-educated, top talent.
- Wyncode is a coding academy in the heart of Miami's booming arts district, offering 10 week web development courses and bootcamps in UX, UI, and more. Wyncode is the first coding school in the nation to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education and is one of the first to accept the GI Bill. Wyncode graduates come out of their program with a series of skills and are placed at start-ups, high growth companies, and across all industry verticals.
- Ironhack is an international coding academy with a base in Miami that offers web and mobile development bootcamps. Ironhack grads are highly coveted, and alumni have gone on to work at Google, VISA, Twitter, Boston Consulting Group, and similar companies.
- Launchcode is a free coding bootcamp with a special focus in recruiting developers from backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in tech. Launchcode South Florida has demonstrated its commitment to narrowing the tech gap in Miami, and will continue to do so.