By Susanna Miller, Campus Director, The Iron Yard Orlando
Looking for a reason to move to Orlando?
Orlando doesn’t just offer sunny skies and theme parks – the city has a vibrant and growing tech scene, with a wealth of new jobs opening up.
So far this year, Florida has the second highest rate of growth in tech jobs, behind only Texas. With growth rate of 5.6%, the Sunshine State added 4,100 tech jobs in the first half of 2014 – almost as many as during 2013 in total, according to Dice.com
. And Orlando, at the center of the tech corridor that runs from Tampa to the space coast, is right in the midst of this.
With the growth of tech in Orlando
(it’s the second largest industry
according to the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission), and the presence of a vibrant community of developers, there is a wealth of opportunity in Orlando for those interested in moving into jobs in technology.
Trying to take advantage of the opportunity and get a job in tech, but not sure where to start? Check out The Iron Yard.
This immersive, 3-month training program is the first of its kind in Orlando, and as of January, there will be three courses offered.
Where is The Iron Yard Location?
At present, the academy, located in the Exchange Building on Church St. downtown, is running one class in Front End Engineering, but at the beginning of 2015, there will also be new courses in Ruby on Rails Engineering, and Mobile Engineering. Each of the courses prepares students who have no background in tech, and helps them find entry level developer positions.
If you’re interested in a job in the growing tech sector in Orlando, try The Iron Yard! Space is still available for the January courses.
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