The city of Louisville was recently named among the “Next 25” for emerging tech talent markets in North America, with such employment growing by 31% in the last five years alone.
The University of Louisville is no doubt contributing to this trend.
According to CBRE’s annal Scoring Tech Talent report, Louisville scores as the 13th top smaller market with potential for growth. The report cites employment, wage and tech degrees as contributing factors.
In 2019, Louisville had 641 tech degree graduates and while it may be hard to pinpoint how many of those are UofL alums specifically, many of our students stay in the city after graduation, taking advantage of the robust opportunities afforded by a metropolitan market with over 58,000 businesses, large and small.
We’re not just contributing our graduates, however. We’re developing tech-focused programs with the city, amplifying a town-and-gown synergy that has existed for more than 200 years. We’re also training our students for the “workforce of tomorrow,” adding new degree programs to meet the existing and growing need for tech-related jobs throughout the city, state and beyond.
UofL, for example, recently added a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science undergraduate degree, facilitated by the Computer Science & Engineering Department in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Full article by Alicia Kelso here.