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Technology programs for students with disabilities launched

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Tampa, Florida – The Learning Academy at USF and MacDonald Training Center proudly announce a unique collaboration to provide new educational programs in technology for people with disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to earn globally recognized industry certifications in a variety of technology fields, all with the goal of technology-based employment, one of the fastest growing sectors in Florida.

“Technology is a solution for young people with the gifts of exceptional concentration, attention to detail, and an untapped talent pool for STEM businesses looking for capable employees,” explains Dr. Berkman. “Our partnership is an intentional, caring “what’s next” resource for families looking for options for their young adult children. It’s an expedited track to employment in high growth jobs in the Tampa Bay area.”

The Learning Academy, part of the University of South Florida, is a customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment. MacDonald Training Center is a leading nonprofit provider of vocational education for people with all disabilities. Both organizations are approved by the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for specialized vocational training and as a job placement service for individuals with disabilities. After completion of the technology training, students may choose either organization for employment placement assistance.

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