Computing sciences professor teaches courses to Fidelity LEAP program

The program takes place at a major IT technical center operated by Fidelity in Research Triangle Park. 

Dave Powell, professor of computing sciences and business administration at Elon University, served this summer as an instructor in the LEAP program conducted by Fidelity Investments in Research Triangle Park. 

<p>Dave Powell, professor of computing sciences and business administration</p>
The program, taught at Fidelity’s major IT technical center in the central North Carolina park, provides five months of professional development training to the company’s more than 300 new information technology hires each year.

This summer Powell presented two courses to 26 LEAP associates in the Software Engineering track. The first, a seven-day course, was titled “Java for OO Programmers and XML.” The second, taught over nearly six days, was called “Mastering the Spring Framework.”

Along with providing training for new Fidelity hires, the technical center continues to provide Elon students majoring in computing sciences with exceptional opportunities for paid summer internships and full-time positions through the LEAP training program.