Two Bay area schools are teaming up with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance to offer free information technology courses.
Drawing from a U.S . Department of Labor grant, the classes are offered at Hilsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College. Administrators say the training is a response to an increased demand for information technology hires.
"We're looking at skills gaps. What does industry need? And how can we feed them the workforce that they require in order to get their business done in Tampa Bay?" said Rachel Gelbmann, a program director with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance.
Entrance into the classes is competitive. To be accepted, applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements, in addition to passing either a computer literacy test or college placement test. To find out more, you can visit the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance web site by clicking here: http://workforcetampa.com/pages/TB_HiTech .