Buck Wargo of Las Vegas Business Press says the new RedFlint experience center in Downtown Las Vegas is the classroom for the Southern Nevada business community, aspiring entrepreneurs, and for those wanting to improve their skill set in working with technology.
“The initiative of the University of Phoenix that opened October 15, 2016 in the Bank of America Plaza provides a hands-on learning environment to spark innovation in large, mid-sized and small companies,” writes Wargo in his piece. “It provides startups and established businesses with access to the latest technology and business ideas to help them perform at a high level today and learn how to be nimble and relevant for tomorrow,” said Dennis Bonilla, Executive Dean of the University of Phoenix College of Information Systems & Technology.
The idea was to create a campus with foot traffic, hence the choice of downtown, where anybody from the community could come in with an Apple store-type of environment, except it’s for education, Bonilla told Wargo.
“We’re not trying to make a degree programs, like we do at the university,” Bonilla said. “We’re trying to make them nondegree so that people can gain these competencies and skills quickly so they can get a better job quicker or get a better promotion at their jobs in those fields of competency that are in demand in the Las Vegas community.”
The RedFlint experience center is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“The center is open to anybody in the community,” Bonilla said. “You don’t have to have a special badge or a special invitation. We designed this for a fairly broad ecosystem.”
Read more about the genesis of the project, what’s coming next, and how you can get involved in upcoming events and workshops in this Las Vegas Business Press piece. A list of upcoming events can be found on the VegasTech.com community events calendar.