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CEO Update | We Grew 50%, Cyber Insurance, Virtual Internships

on May 20, 2020 / by Joe Russo ,


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Good Day All,

Our Mission is to Build South Florida into a Tech Hub.

I’m starting this update by restating that, and noting there are over 150,000 tech professionals and  in South Florida (CompTIA CyberStates Report)

Our dedicated team has held almost 5 virtual events per week for the last 3 months. We’ve worked from home among our children, parents, roommates, and pets, while sharing our awkward quarantine stories over zoom.

We’ve accomplished so much, but there is still plenty on our to-do list to build our South Florida Tech Community.

Here are our highlights of what we’ve been up to over the past two weeks:

 

We Grew 50% Digitally | Click Here to View Data

Our combined digital activity greatly expanded more than 50% in the 3 month period we began experiencing the impacts of COVID-19 (February 20th – May 20th):

 

Career Expo on July 15th | Click Here to RSVP

We had 922 Job Applications and 8826 Employer Views for our Career Expo in April. With this success, we’re hosting another Virtual Career Expo in July!

  • Job Seekers: FREE
  • Hiring Companies: $200

 

Cyber Insurance Program | Click Here to View
Palm Beach Tech has partnered with Plastridge Insurance to provide affordable options for locally sourced cybersecurity insurance to our members. Founded in 1919, Plastridge Insurance has served the South Florida community with a commitment to integrity and trust for over 100 years.

 

Virtual Internship Manual | Click Here to View

Thanks to our Talent Committee and our friends at the FAU Career Center, we’re excited to provide an Intern Best Practices Manual for our tech community! We’ve included virtual and hybrid intern sections for those exploring remote options for their programs.

Thanks to our partners at the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) for allowing us to build from their similar documentation.

 

Looking Forward

If you have any ideas of what more we can do, share them with me personally to joe@palmbeachtech.org. But more importantly, if you know someone in need of work, please have them visit our Resume Distributor. We’re here for everyone, so help us, help South Florida Tech.

 

In Service,


Joseph R. Russo
President & CEO, Palm Beach Tech

CEO Update | We Grew 50%, Cyber Insurance, Virtual Internships