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University of Central Florida and SkillStorm Partner to Expand Access to Tech Credential Courses

Research school University of Central Florida (UCF) has announced a partnership with SkillStorm to make courses available that will qualify students to earn the credentials necessary to work for major tech employers.

UCF's Division of Continuing Education will administer the program. The SkillStorm platform will provide access to certification-prep courses such as AWS Cloud Practitioner, CompTIA Network+ and Salesforce Developer, as well as foundational courses in core topics like Java and object-oriented programming, the university said. To see courses offered, visit the catalog page. UCF is a founding partner of SkillStorm's Upskill Together, which provides a free one-to-one match in upskilling programs to underserved communities to train students, alumni, and community members for careers in today's increasingly technology-oriented work environment. The new program is designed to help boost IT careers and upward mobility for students.

"UCF has a distinguished track record of accelerating opportunity for students with a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences," said Vince Virga, co-founder of SkillStorm and a UCF alumnus. "By joining forces to offer training in the economy's most in-demand tech skills, we're taking the next step in an ongoing mission to boost economic mobility throughout Central Florida."

Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 220 degrees from several campuses and online. Visit its web page to learn more. To learn more about how SkillStorm brings together Fortune 500 employers, universities, and government agencies to train skilled tech workers, visit its web page.

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