Cover Image for Miami Tech Talent Coalition One Year Anniversary
Cover Image for Miami Tech Talent Coalition One Year Anniversary
Private Event

Miami Tech Talent Coalition One Year Anniversary

Hosted by Miami Tech Works, Caryn & Tania Alonso
Past Event
Welcome! To join the event, please register below.
About Event

The Miami Tech Talent Coalition launched one year ago and we invite all employers, academic institutions, training providers, and community partners to join us as we mark our first year and discuss the actions we will take in the next phase of our collaborative work. We will celebrate too!

What to Expect:

During this collaborative event, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in discussion with industry leaders and gain valuable insights from the coalition’s working group chairs and partners.

Here’s a glimpse of the agenda:

9:00 AM Doors Open for Breakfast, Networking, Info Tables, and Special Announcements

9:45 AM Welcome from Miami Dade College Leadership and the Miami Dade County Mayor's Office

10:00 AM Remarks on Miami Tech Works by Terri-Ann Brown

10:10 AM Remarks on Miami Tech Talent Coalition by Caryn Lavernia

10:15 AM Impact Panels
Emerging Tech Talent - Impact Investing in Early Talent
-featuring Charles Irizarry (BRIM & Co), Selenis Leguisamon (AWS), and Pedro Santos (MDC)

Talent Solutions for Small Businesses
-featuring Reginald Andre (ARK Solvers), Paul Polo (Human Cloud), Alberto Mujica (ScaleUP)

Addressing the Tech Skills Gap
-featuring Olga Naumovich (Millennium), Julie Vallejos (INIT), Steve Luis (FIU)

Programs that Work - Building Inclusive Tech Pipelines
-featuring Desiray Malcolm (Kaseya), Toia Santamarina (GET Cities), Johanna Mikkola (BrainStation)

Wraparounds for Impact
-featuring Gizelle Ortiz (United Way), Angeline Evans (YWCA), Virgilio Rodriguez (OIC South Florida)

11:55 AM **Lunch**

12:10 AM Demystifying Tech Apprenticeships
featuring Dr. Alexia Rolle (MDC), Lorena Vazquez (FL Dept of Ed), Ken Finneran (eMed)

12:40 AM Coalition Awards - Let's Celebrate

1:00 PM Rapid FIre Sessions
featuring Sheena Johns (Miami Tech Works) on Data; Nicole Vazquez (Refresh Miami) & Zak Pinder (Lineout) on Storytelling; MichealJohn Green (Miami Downtown Development Authority) on the downtown tech scene.

1:35 PM Program Closes & Information Tables Open

2:00 PM Doors Close

Why You Should Attend:

South Florida’s tech job market has experienced rapid growth, and now is the time to leverage this momentum. By joining the Miami Tech Talent Coalition, you’ll become an integral part of the region’s thriving tech ecosystem. As an employer, your active involvement in coalition meetings will ensure that academic programs align with industry needs, providing you with a direct pipeline to top tech talent. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with decision-makers, C-level executives, academic institutions, training providers, and passionate individuals dedicated to Miami’s tech talent development.

How to Join:

Becoming a member of the Miami Tech Talent Coalition is free. Your commitment lies in your time and active engagement in coalition meetings.

More About The Miami Tech Talent Coalition:

The Miami Tech Talent Coalition is powered by Miami Tech Works, a $10-million grant awarded by the Good Jobs Challenge initiative from the Economic Development Administration. We are proud to have the support of esteemed founding organizations, including Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Refresh Miami, Miami Dade College, Florida International University, OIC of South Florida, Florida Memorial University, and CareerSource South Florida.

Free Parking (requires a short walk)- parking available in the MDC parking garage

​Parking garage is in building 7, located at 

500 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33130 (entrances on 5th and 6th street)

If you are parking in building 7 you must let the parking attendant know you are going to the Tech Talent Coalition meeting.

Walking Directions from Garage: Upon exit on 2nd ave from garage, follow signs to NE 4th street and turn left towards building 3 (pictured below).

Chapman Conference Center-3210
254 NE 4th St bldg 3, Miami, FL 33132, USA
254 NE 4th St, Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)