Xcel-IT Team Partners

As the IT field rapidly grows, industry depends on an expanding, highly-trained labor pool. We have partnered with companies to help develop that talent, both within the existing employee pool, the community and our Eastern Florida State College computer program students.

Here are a few examples of how companies have partnered with the grant-funded Xcel-IT Program at no cost to the business:

  • Take or send your employees to short courses offered by Xcel-IT and EFSC
  • Provide recommendations for the course curriculum for the future IT professional
  • Provide meaningful hands-on internships
  • Conduct seminars and information sessions about your industry
  • Teach cybersecurity related topics as an adjunct professor
  • Participate as an experienced industry guest speaker/ entrepreneur.
  • Allow tours of your workplace to give students firsthand experience of their potential work environment.
  • Use, test and conduct research with some of our state-of-the-art hardware and software
  • Provide employment opportunities for high quality IT professionals
  • Participate in job fairs and other events with regional workforce boards and EFSC
  • Network with other Xcel-IT Industry partners and educational institutions