PHOENIX, Oct. 23, 2017 — University of Phoenix® has announced the opening of its second RedFlint experience center, located on the University’s Fountainhead Campus in Tempe, Ariz. RedFlint™ is an experiential, hands-on learning environment designed to help upskill Arizonans for 21st Century careers.

Through technology showcases, industry-aligned interactive workshops, skill builders and professional development courses, RedFlint Tempe provides organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals access to resources to educate, incubate and accelerate business ideas to remain relevant and succeed in today’s competitive business environment.

“Introducing companies to new technologies and networking is critical in helping them grow. Businesses don’t always have access to the tools and tech they need and RedFlint provides an opportunity to test-run ideas and learn how to incorporate innovation into business operations,” said Dennis Bonilla, executive dean, College of Information Systems & Technology and School of Business, University of Phoenix. “Showcasing thought leadership, technology and educational platforms and connecting industry-innovators to attendees through interactive presentations and experiential, hands-on courses make RedFlint a vital educational hub for professional development and technology.”

RedFlint offers rotating technology showcases that provide a hands-on experience for visitors to test and explore a variety of real-world applications that demonstrate ways technology can enhance business in some of Arizona's fastest-growing industries. Available tools include: virtual and augmented reality devices, an interactive cybersecurity platform, data visualization software, lean business startup programs and more.

Also offered at RedFlint are credential workforce training courses from top vendors, such as Salesforce and EC-Council, among others. These non-credit courses provide individuals with an in-depth look at high-demand industry skills that employers have indicated are needed in their workforces. Course participants can earn industry-recognized certificates from the vendors in as little as one week.

“Connecting with innovative and like-minded individuals at RedFlint provides an environment that encourages new ways of solving problems and strategizing in the burgeoning Arizona tech community,” Bonilla said. “The Phoenix metropolitan area has a population of nearly two million people and the number of tech companies headquartered here has nearly quadrupled in the past five years. We have the ability to serve as an innovation resources for one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country.”

RedFlint is located in the lobby of the University of Phoenix Tempe Campus, at 1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy, Tempe. Public appointments are available upon request. To learn more about RedFlint’s showcases, skill builders, workshops or other offerings, contact Sterling Kellis at sterling.kellis@phoenix.edu or 602-557-9039.

About RedFlint™

The RedFlint experience center provides a local resource to educate, incubate and accelerate business ideas. RedFlint encompasses advanced technologies and an experiential, hands-on learning environment to address and lend solutions for common issues including stagnation inside established businesses, a lack of resources for entrepreneurs and startup ventures and slow adaption to the technology curve. For more information about RedFlint, visit www.redflintaz.com.

About University of Phoenix®

University of Phoenix is innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit phoenix.edu.

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