It is not enough to hang up your shingle and say “I am in business”. Being in business also means being a part of your community. Pratt Brown & Associates plays an integral role in the Tampa Bay community as an active member of several vital associations. As a leader in the IT recruiting industry, Pratt Brown is committed to sharing our industry-based knowledge and expertise for the advancement of the IT industry and the local Tampa Bay community. For almost a decade, we have provided technical assistance to young students hoping to enter the IT world through several associations like the Pinellas Education Fund and Getsmart. In addition, our CEO, Cindy Brown, is the Founder of the Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association. (TBTLA) and strongly supports their mission to provide a forum where technology executives can go to find solutions. This collaborative effort has developed the first of its kind IT Apprentice Program for IT professionals in need of specialized training. The IT market faces a serious deficit of specialized IT professionals and this program was designed specifically to develop the talent necessary to fill those jobs. Our long-term participation with these associations not only allows us to participate in the growth and development of our industry but it also helps us to know the people that are contributing to the growth of IT jobs in the Tampa Bay marketplace. Keeping our finger on the pulse of the IT Job industry; both those hiring and those looking for IT jobs, is our stock and trade. A recent Forbes article stated that Tampa Bay, despite the recession, was hiring for defense industry jobs in IT related careers. It should come as no surprise that PB&A belongs to the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association). This is a part of how we do our job of matching IT industry needs with IT talents.
We are proud to support the following organizations: