ORLANDO, FLA. -- Gov. Rick Scott visited the University of Central Florida Center for Emerging Media Friday.
The trip was part business, part celebration for the facility.
Scott arrived for the announcement of a unique new partnership between the University of Central Florida's Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy and EA SPORTS.
It's literally an innovation lab, designed to create a priority pathway for graduates into the video game industry.
That's more important and higher-tech than it may seem at first glance, since gaming covers everything from recreation to military and medical stimulation.
The new EA SPORTS Innovation Lab at the UCF Center for Emerging Media, located in downtown Orlando, will allow EA SPORTS to create additional internship opportunities each year at the facility.
Students will be working side-by-side with industry-leading game development professionals to create the latest products on the latest platforms, using the latest tools and technologies.
The inaugural intern class at the lab will begin in September for the first students to be part of this program.
From the creation of the tax credit incentive in 2011 through spring 2013, EA will have created more than 150 high-skill, high-wage jobs in Orlando.