A new accelerator in Miami-Dade County is offering free digital skills training to locals searching for in-demand jobs in the technology sector.

Wisconsin-based, nationally ranked venture firm and startup accelerator gener8tor, with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, kicked off its Skills Accelerator cohort with support from JPMorgan Chase, YWCA South Florida and Microsoft. Founded in 2020, the gener8tor program has helped prepare more than 1,000 participants for career tracks in areas such as project management and data analytics.

The virtual accelerator also offers job placement assistance and works with a national network of 400 employers to match graduates with open positions, said Cole Shearer, vice president of the Gener8tor Skills accelerator.

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