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Palm Beach Tech releases Education Forum Report

on April 27, 2018 / by Joe Russo ,

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Palm Beach Tech Members & Partners,

On February 13th of this year, the Palm Beach Tech Association’s Education Committee held our first Palm Beach Tech Education Forum with the support of the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF).

Click Here to Download our Report

The gathering was to focus on attaining three (3) predetermined goals as defined by the organizing team of Michael Fowler (NextEra Energy), Debbie Hughes (BHEF), Barbara Cambia (Lynn University), and myself:

  • Build Academic Partnerships
  • Strengthen Talent Initiatives
  • Identify Actionable Insights & Trends

With the support of our members, partners, and staff, we identified seven (7) gaps and six (6) opportunities listed in following report for our industry to address in the coming year. The Education Committee will take on these tasks through a yearlong 2018-2019 tactical plan set in June 2018, and as approved by the Board of Directors.

Additionally, it’s imperative to note we would not have been successful in this effort without the support of several South Florida Higher Educational Institutions. Of the following, we also had eight (8) Deans or High Level Administrators attend

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Lynn University
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Keiser University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Palm Beach County School District

It’s our hope that this continued effort will lead to further building our Educational Pipeline for technology jobs in the Palm Beaches and South Florida.


Joseph R. Russo

Executive Director, Palm Beach Tech Association

Palm Beach Tech releases Education Forum Report