Job Launchpad Podcast

Ignite your Potential with a Talent Solutions Podcast

Welcome to CareerSource Central Florida’s (CSCF) Job Launchpad, a talent solutions podcast that ignites potential. Join our host Cliff Marvin, Director of Public Policy and Alliance, as he interviews subject matter experts in the community who offer insightful advice on topics such as careers, talent and recruitment needs of businesses, labor market and overall workforce landscape. Discover how to start your career journey, advance your skills and explore career possibilities. Analyze the labor market and talent needs for your business.


Full-Length Episodes

Season 3

Episode 11: Career Journey – A Conversation with Mike Fazio, CEO of Workforce180

Tune in for a conversation between Pam Nabors, President and CEO of CareerSource Central Florida and Mike Fazio, CEO of Workforce180. Mike shares the highlights of his career journey and what he likes best about his work. He also shares advice for anyone looking for a new job or career opportunity.

Season 2

Episode 10: Finance 101

Now’s the perfect time to review your financial choices to ensure a more successful 2021 and beyond. This episode we’re joined by Valerie Moses from Addition Financial to discuss financial literacy, best practices, and how to avoid common mistakes. For more informational resources and financial insight from Addition Financial, please visit their website:

Episode 9: The Spirit of Giving

2020 was a year like no other! December’s episode of Job Launchpad is here to help spread some sunshine throughout the holiday season. This month’s podcast features local leaders and elected officials sharing inspiration and resources for our Central Florida Community. Join us as we share our favorite holiday traditions, reflections on 2020, and unique local resources for this holiday season and beyond.

Episode 8: Mind, Body, Resume

Th second episode of season 2 features insights on how to strengthen your mind, body, and resume. Join us for a discussion with Marni Stahlman, President and CEO of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Gabrielle Tafur, local dietician and nutritional expert, and Leslie Mizerak, an inspiring career coach, as we discuss how to overcome stress and anxiety over the coming months.

Episode 7: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emerging Markets

Season two kicks off with an interview with Blake Thomas, CEO of Corkcicle, and Valda Coryat, CMO of Trulieve. The pair offer valuable insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their businesses’ supply chains and customer experience, and the changes they made to adapt. Listen now to hear Blake and Valda’s thoughts on the importance of communication, the retention of high quality talent, and how the pandemic spurred innovation within their companies.

Season 1

Episode 6: CSCF Summer Youth Program – Training Young Adults for Meaningful Careers

In this episode, you’ll hear from Jason Lietz, Director of Youth Programs at CareerSource Central Florida, as he discusses how we help train youth for meaningful careers. Discover both the summer youth program and the year-round youth programming and the services available for young adults across Central Florida.

Episode 5: An Internship May Be Your Best Bet

Educational Training, Mentorship, Employability and Future Workforce are some of the most related words that highlight the value of an internship to both an intern and to its employer or a business. In this episode you’ll hear a wonderful example of a paid internship program overseen by Florida’s second largest regional workforce board, CareerSource Central Florida.

Episode 4: Workforce Training in Communities

Senator David Simmons joins the program to discuss how Florida’s approach to job training has pivoted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and reveals the positive changes that have come from these challenging times. Senator Simmons also shares his thoughts about what needs to happen in order to help rebuild the state and regional economy, and how the government can support businesses.

Episode 3: CARES Act – What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Relief Fund

Florida elected officials Senator Vic Torres and Congressman Darren Soto join the program to discuss updates about the CARES Act, and the support that is available for job seekers and businesses

Episode 2: COVID-19 – Impacting Communities and Lifestyles

Greater Orlando Sports CEO Jason Siegel discusses the impact that COVID-19 has had on sports, and the impact of sports on the economy.  He also shares his thoughts on how to reopen sporting events in a safe manner.

Episode 1: Full Virtual Work – Dealing with the COVID-19 Disruption

Executive Coaching and Speaking Consultant, Dan Cockerell, discusses how work is changing due to the COVID-19 disruption, and the challenges and opportunities of those changes.

Community Awareness Series

Episode 4: Online Still Matters – Get tips for updating your LinkedIn profile

Jenee Christian of the Department of Economic Opportunity stationed at CSCF reveals how to improve your LinkedIn profile and shares resume writing tips.

Episode 3: Interviewing – Top 10 tips on successful virtual interviewing

How does a virtual interview differ from a face-to-face interview? And what do you need to keep in mind when preparing for a virtual interview? Russell Vickery, Business Service Consultant/Recruiter at CSCF, shares tips about how to have a successful virtual interview.

Episode 2: Opportunities – Who’s hiring and how can you connect to a job

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in many industries, there are employers who are looking to hire during this time. Karl Allen, CSCF Southeast Orange Career Center Manager, reveals how you can connect to employers and a job.

Episode 1: What to do if your job is impacted during the COVID-19

Gina Ronokajiro, CSCF Osceola Career Center Manager, discusses what you can do if your job has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available.