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South Florida IT Company Aims to Train Locals to Meet Tech Boom

As new technology companies and the digital currency sector move to South Florida, the demand for skilled workers in the industry continues to grow. To help satisfy the need, New Horizons South Florida provides programming to train and certify the local workforce and students in a range of certified IT verticals.

The company offers nine and eighteen-week certification training courses catered to IT careers and tech applications that companies moving to the region require. The Information Technology (IT) training provider cited a recent study from Burning Glass Technologies Labor about how Miami tech job listings grew 29% to 14,084 in the second quarter of 2021.

“We are passionate about developing our students to their highest levels of aspiration and helping them materialize a life-long career path,” says New Horizons Executive Director Charlene Pou. “We are there from enrollment through graduation, to job placement and career advancement with certifications at the associate, professional and expert level to help our students achieve their long-term professional goals.”

With over 700 training and certification courses with an additional 50 courses to be added to meet evolving technologies, the classes cover a range of skills, including security, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Platform training and data science.

“Our students gain certification training in some of the most in-demand tech fields of information systems, cybersecurity and networking, positioning them to become tomorrow’s IT leaders and excel at the technology jobs employers are seeking to fill today,” Pou says.

Courses are currently offered online, with in-person classes scheduled to resume at the beginning of next year at Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach campuses.

For more information, visit www.nhflorida.com

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.