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Collaboration + Commitment = Talent Development

We’ve been paying close attention to the newly formed Florida Talent Development Council, a new initiative put in place by Governor Ron DeSantis. We’re thrilled that CareerSource Florida has been appointed to have a seat at the table to help shape the future of Florida’s workforce. The Council works to develop a coordinated, data-driven, statewide […]

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CSCF + ORTIZ + SWEAT = A Winning Combination

Career seeker, Felix Ortiz, was unemployed when he walked into our Seminole Career center to register for our services. Career Services Consultant, Lupino Reed, worked with him on his resume and helped him to secure an internship at Board Member Richard Sweat’s company .decimal. Felix’s came out strong and was ultimately hired on full time […]

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From FCAT to GED to Mitsubishi

Chris Rivera struggled in high school and couldn’t pass the required reading FCAT. Because of that, he didn’t receive the standard high school diploma. Without a diploma, he went right to work in construction. His mother never stopped encouraging him to get his GED though. She knew the future would be challenging if he didn’t […]

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And the Award Goes To…

We have been honored by Governor Ron DeSantis with the Veterans Performance Incentive Award for our exemplary work providing training and employment opportunities to thousands of veterans across the region — granting $39,000 to further enhance our priority services of individualized career coaching, advance skills training, and job placement activities to help veterans transition from […]

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A Car or a Faster Horse

“If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” – Henry Ford October is National Manufacturing Month; a month dedicated to recognizing the value of manufacturers and the importance they serve to our economic prosperity and independence through innovation. October is National Manufacturing Month – we’re celebrating by […]

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Earn, Learn, Code

The rapid increase in tech job openings has prompted our organization to ensure our youth are well-trained and properly equipped to have a competitive edge in the workforce. So, in October, CSCF will be hosting a 7-week Code Skool Career Exploration Program for youth ages 16-24. This is a rigorous and fast-paced program that covers […]

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Constructing a New Future

As a single mom in New York, working as a Medical Laboratory Assistant and pursuing a degree in Medical Technology, Debra struggled to find childcare for her son. After making the difficult decision for her son to live with her mother in Florida, Debra continued to work and go to school, visiting her son as […]

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A Fast Track to Success

Last year, our organization partnered with The Hartford – a financial services company – to launch an apprenticeship program for associate level students at Seminole State College. This program became the first U.S. based Registered Apprenticeship program in insurance – proving that apprenticeships can be ideal for growing talent in a range of professions and […]

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Innovation Comes from Within

We have been working diligently toward our North Star and this endeavor requires us to constantly challenge ourselves to create new and innovative ways to better serve our career seekers and businesses. Earlier this program year, our Board and executive team worked with RIDG to help identify and structure our North Star Visioning to refocus […]

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Celebrating Victories in Connecting Central Floridians to Sustainable Careers

September is National Workforce Development Month and it’s dedicated to the individuals working behind the scenes to ensure the local economy is growing, people are working and businesses are thriving. In Florida, CareerSource Florida’s 24 boards collectively connect thousands of Floridians with career opportunities every month and assist nearly 80,000 businesses annually with talent development. […]

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New Spaces to Launch Careers

Earlier this year, we recently relocated our Lake-Sumter Career Center to the campus of Lake-Sumter State College – our first ever college-based career center. This move allowed us to be more accessible to individuals at the beginning of their career journeys and centrally located for local businesses looking for qualified talent. We’ll follow this same […]

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West Welcomes New DEO Executive Director

Before heading to Lake County for our grand opening event, the new president of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Ken Lawson, stopped by our West center to take a tour of the facility. He met with our center staff, and really tuned in to what our career centers really have to offer our […]

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