Tampa Bay TechHire


Tampa Bay TechHire provides FREE accelerated training and paid work experience opportunities to young adults in high-growth industries and occupations critical to the regional economy – healthcare and information technology. Training includes tuition, lab and certification fees.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 29; and
- Unemployed or underemployed.
- Additional eligibility requirements apply.

Please see the below links for additional information regarding training programs (subject to availability):


Information Technology


TechHire is part of a national study to test if offering individuals skills training and extra support services helps them complete training, and find employment in middle-high skill jobs. Support services and spaces in specific trainings are limited. Eligible applicants will be chosen by a computerized selection process. At this time, this study does not apply to the University of South Florida programs. 

IT Training Programs

  • Apple Programming
  • CCNA
  • CIW JavaScript Specialist
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • HTML 5/CSS3
  • Java SE 8
  • Marketing Web Developer
  • Mobile Device Repair (Cell Phone and Tablet Repair/Mobile Device Technician)
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • SQL
  • USF TechHire Innovative Business Technology Boot Camp
  • USF Java Programming Boot Camp
  • USF Hybrid Boot Camps
    • Web Development w/ HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    • Help Desk / IT Support Training
  • Web Developer- Entrepreneur Track
  • Additional certification programs based on employer demand

Healthcare Training Programs

  • Medical/Clinical Lab Tech
  • Nursing
  • Phlebotomy

Online Courses Available

  • CompTIA A+
  • USF Java Programming Basics Boot Camp with In-Person Support
  • USF Introduction to Database Analysis w/ SQL and Excel with In-Person Support
  • SPC CompTIA Network+
  • SPC CompTIA Security+