I/O Avenue program helps local companies find local talent

program helps local companies find local talent
program helps local companies find local talent
Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 09:40:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Domi Station is offering a new program, I/O Avenue, to provide training for in-demand technology skills.

Lydia Mansfield is the recipient of a $6,000 scholarship, offered by local tech company, Mainline Information Systems. Mansfield graduated from the advanced program last Friday and the scholarship covered her tuition.

The goal of the I/O Avenue program is to bridge the gap between local tech companies' looking for employees and talented individuals with those skills here in Tallahassee.

The Office of the Mayor and Florida A&M University are the co-founders of the program.

The program started after the office of the mayor conducted a study in Tallahassee, that showed well paying technology jobs were available for longer than normal. The program is a collaborative effort to make technology education accessible to everyone in the community.

"There's over 40 software development companies right here in Tallahassee, which was major news to our class when we found that out," said Mansfield. "We had no idea there was this huge tech community and huge presence."

I/O Avenue offers two 12-week programs. One is a beginners course, which teaches students essential digital skills and the basics of software development. The other is an advanced program, where students receive extensive training on software development.

If you're a hard worker looking for an opportunity in the technology world right here in Tallahassee, the I/O Avenue program is accepting applicants. You can find out more here.