cultivating talent

Boosting Innovation Capacity with a Workforce Built for the Future

The Corridor plays a major role in talent-building for Florida’s innovation economy — expanding points of entry, forging new partnerships, investing in important programs and developing a strong ecosystem with boundless opportunity.

The talent to fuel Florida’s techscape is already here and growing. Our job is to embolden them with a culture that nurtures creativity and curiosity, and bring awareness to the endless possibilities for personal fulfillment and career success in high tech industry.

From hands-on learning in the classroom to hands-on research in the lab, we create opportunities for students in K-12 through college and beyond to access the education and mentorship that will fuel their success.

k-12 outreach

Our stemCONNECT initiative inspires tomorrow’s inventors today through exciting virtual connections to STEM professionals throughout the region. learn more >

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Register to learn about local community, state, and technical colleges through our virtual college tours by clicking the button below. In addition, register to join sessions like Paying for Post Secondary presented in partnership with Junior Achievement of Central Florida.

research + entrepreneurship

The Corridor’s Matching Grants Research Program provides undergraduate and graduate students at our partner institutions with research experience and mentorship from world-class faculty engaged in applied research with local tech companies. Through the years, many students have been hired by our industry partners or become entrepreneurs themselves. read more >

trusted collaborators + connections

Our work is powered by collaborative relationships with trusted individuals and organizations that share our spirit of innovation and desire to help.

The AI Education Project

STEM Outreach
The AI Education Project provides curriculum and programming to help students explore tech-enabled careers.
Alex Kotran
Co-Founder and CEO
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Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

STEM Outreach
The Cade Museum offers interactive educational programs and events to spark and celebrate innovation.
Stephanie Bailes
President + Executive Director
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Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI)

STEM Outreach
FCDI supports academic achievement, economic development and the spirit of innovation through active learning projects.
Terri Willingham
Executive Director

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)

Industry Group
NACCE is the nation's leading co-creator and distributor of resources to transform underserved communities through community college engagement.