The Global I.T. Academy was founded to address the need for highly trained technical professionals in the United States and Orange County, California. Orange County is a technology hub for Southern California. In order to maintain its workforce, Orange County needs to create a new workforce prepared to meet today's 21st century skills. The concept of Global I.T. was created by business professionals traveling overseas seeing the need for a young, new workforce to be able to communicate in the global market while solving problems with technical skills. Global I.T. Academy was founded at Brea Olinda High School through collaboration between community, business, higher education and local high school stakeholders to bring our high school into the 21st century.