What We Do

Pensacola State College will collaborate with employer convener Innovation Coast, Inc., including community workforce partners Global Business Solutions, Inc. (GBSI), Technical Software Services, Inc. (TECHSOFT), Gulf Power Company, AppRiver, and the Institute of Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), to train and place 200 technology workers by 2020. With a focus on veterans, minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals in the Pensacola area, students can gain skills across IT fields, including cybersecurity, coding, and networking. In addition to training, this initiative includes opportunities to make connections with potential employers and reduce unemployment.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Pensacola labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupation from 10/2/16 to 11/30/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 0% Pensacola
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Research
  5. Organizational Skills

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. LINUX
  4. .NET Programming
  5. Microsoft Windows

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developers, Applications (15-1132.00)
  2. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects (15-1199.02)
  3. Network and Computer Systems Administrators (15-1142.00)
  4. Computer Systems Analysts (15-1121.00)
  5. Information Security Analysts (15-1122.00)

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Information Security Analysts
  4. Software Developers, Systems Software
  5. Software Developers, Applications

Community Partners

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