Harris Corp. on Wednesday signed an industry partnership agreement with Florida Polytechnic University to provide students with real-world experience.
The university signed its first industry partnership agreement with the company during a ceremony at Harris’ Melbourne, Fla. headquarters, the university announced Wednesday.
Under the partnership, Harris senior technical and management staff will serve on the university’s industry advisory boards and assist with finding research funding for the university.
“As our company continues to grow, we know firsthand the need to foster an advanced workforce with expertise in these fields of study,” said Bill Brown, Harris president and CEO.
“Through our partnership with Florida Polytechnic University we can create a collaborative framework to strengthen Florida Poly’s educational curriculum and learning environment to prepare students to take on substantive roles in industry upon graduation,” he added.
Florida Poly’s students will also be eligible to participate in internship programs with Harris.
“Collaborating with industry partners to offer students real-world experience, applied research and business leadership opportunities is at the cornerstone of our mission at Florida Poly,” said Ava Parker, university chief operating officer.