In recent years, a dynamic shift in the skills students require to be career-ready has led to colleges and universities looking for ways to better prepare students for the workforce.
Building deeper relationships with companies has become an essential component of career readiness. Over the past several years, Kaseya has been an acknowledged leader in fostering such partnerships, working with local universities and community organizations to prepare students for a challenging, fast-moving, highly rewarding career in technology.
Partnerships with a Diverse Group of Universities
So far this year Kaseya has hired seven customer service (CS) interns and two account management (AM) interns from Florida International University (FIU), which also continues to leverage Kaseya software within certain classes in its computer science curriculum. Over the past three years, Kaseya has hired over 20 CS interns from FIU, with nearly 90 percent of those interns transitioning to full-time employee status following their internship. Audrey Johnson, assistant director of the Office of Career Development at FIU, stated “Kaseya has been an exemplary partner for FIU and our students, and we are thrilled to have seen this partnership expand over the years as Kaseya has continued to grow.”
In 2019, Kaseya also partnered with Miami Dade College (MDC) as one of the pilot organizations in the year-long apprenticeship program sponsored by the State of Florida. Kaseya’s first help desk technician apprentice started in July, and both MDC and Kaseya are looking forward to expanding this cooperation in the coming years. Renee Lambert, apprenticeship services coordinator at Miami Dade College, stated “We are honored to have Kaseya as one of our initial pilot companies for the apprenticeship program and excited to have one of Kaseya’s executives as a member of our Apprenticeship Advisory Council to help us grow these programs meaningfully.”
In addition, Kaseya has developed relationships with the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University in South Florida to hire AM interns. Devin Rogan, associate director, employer engagement, at University of Miami acknowledged “there is clearly a lot of opportunities for students to find success and grow within Kaseya’s organization.”
Dr. James Jackson, associate director at Nova Southeastern University, echos these exciting prospects. He stressed that “these relationships give the students incredible, practical, real-world experience in one of Miami’s foremost and fastest-growing tech companies.”
As a global technology leader, Kaseya’s university partnerships aren’t limited to South Florida. In the past year alone, Kaseya hired interns from universities in Vancouver, British Columbia; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Dublin, Ireland to support its strategic growth in those locations.
Kaseya views these partnerships as the key to maintaining a robust talent pipeline. Alexis Braddy, Kaseya global corporate recruiter reiterated one of Kaseya’s talent mantras and how these institutions play a major role, “we firmly believe that to be the best, we need the best. These institutions are the ones preparing the top talent that will help Kaseya continue its phenomenal growth trajectory, and we’re proud to partner with them for the benefit of their students, Kaseya, and the entire South Florida tech community!”
To learn more about how you can partner with Kaseya to build a mutually beneficial long-term relationship, contact us here.