USF TechHire Bootcamp

High-Demand Careers Within Reach.

TechHire offers SCHOLARSHIPS for USF Bootcamps, aimed to help young people age 17-29 in the Tampa Bay Area discover and learn technology skills that are in demand by Tampa Bay businesses.


Our bootcamps are 100% FREE because of support from:

  • US DOL TechHire Grant
  • CareerSource Tampa Bay

TechHire Innovative Business
Technology Bootcamp

  • Python 1 - Four-week basics of Python programming course
  • Python 2 - Accelerated four-week Python programming course which covers more complex material and basics
  • Java 1 - Four-week basics of Java programming course
  • Java 2 - Accelerated four-week Java programming course which covers more complex material and basics
  • Database Analysis - Four-week data analysis course. Work with SQL and Excel to manage and analyze data
  • Web Development - Four-week web development course. Work with HTML and CSS to build website

Instruction is provided by full time USF faculty/staff where guided hands-on exercises will be used to teach students how to solve today's business problems.



  • If you are a recent high school or college graduate, who wants an accelarate training program to quickly join the workforce.
  • Individuals between 17-29 who are underemployed and seeking to boost their IT career track.
  • Individuals between 17-29 who are underemployed and looking to enter a career path in IT.
  • Individuals between 17-29 who are unemployed and interested in a technical career.



By completing one of the USF TechHire bootcamps you will receive the following benefits:

  • Certificate of completion from a preeminent research university
  • Dedicated recruiters and personalized job connections in the IT industry
  • Ongoing job-readiness support including interview prep, resume reviews, workshops, and soft skills training
  • Referrals to local employers for paid work experience and direct placement opportunities


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.





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  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 29
  • Must be either unemployed or underemployed
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a US citizen or authorized to work in the US
  • Additional eligibility requirements apply



Our programs can help you jump start a career in one or more of the following fields:

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Computer Technician
  • Data Processor
  • Front End Development

This workforce product was funded by a $3,796,320 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.