Finding tech talent in Miami is not easy

Rob Wile’s Oct. 31 story, “Why a well-qualified college senior can’t get a Miami tech job,” affirms the assertions, by some, that the technology education provided by some Florida universities are deficient.

Our company, Aegis FinServ Corp., interviews many local students applying for high-paying technology jobs. However, the curriculum provided at local educational institutions need interaction from trade leaders to learn why we must recruit out-of-state for top talent.

Many technology companies marketed by our local mayors are not paying attention to industry leader requirements.

Coding and encryption, for example, are among the requirements schools of higher education have not focused on. This is one reason why technology companies are forced to recruit, at tremendous cost, top talent.

The student mentioned in Wile’s story, who received her education at Florida International University, needs more focused education before she can be considered employable for today’s tech specifications.

Our company has offered scholarships and grants, with limited success. Until political leaders grasp the missing components of technology education, they should not sell the sizzle.

Instead, they should gather top technology executives to create a committee advocating proper education for jobs.

We would gladly help.

Jim Angleton,

chief executive officer,

Aegis FinServ Corp, Miami