Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Monday, June 25, 2007
MDC Named Top IT Employer by Computerworld Magazine
I am pleased to announce that Miami Dade College has been named to Computerworld magazine's 2007 list of the top 100 places to work in information technology (IT). This is a significant milestone because the list includes not only institutions of higher education but businesses in all industries, such as health care, government, non-profit and financial. MDC ranked no. 65 overall, no. 23 when compared with other medium-size organizations (2,500 to 9,999 U.S. employees), and no. 1 in the employment of minority workers.
Only eight institutions of higher education were recognized in the top 100, with MDC achieving a higher ranking than renowned institutions such as MIT, Temple and Creighton universities. The criteria used to determine the rankings included the companies' average salary, percentage of IT staffers promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development programs and others. Computerworld also looked at the organizations' methods of rewarding excellent performance, benefits and retention programs.
Technology is a cornerstone at MDC, exemplified in our smart classrooms at all our campuses, state-of-the-art human body simulations and flight machines, and our Wolfson Campus Emerging Technology Center of the Americas (ETCOTA), which houses high-tech labs, 21 multimedia classrooms, an auditorium with full wireless and video-conferencing capabilities, and other areas where our students train in partnership with industry for the key IT jobs of today and tomorrow.
This recognition from Computerworld gives us one more reason to be proud to work at Miami Dade College.