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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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Veterans Business Initiative Fall 2019 Kick-Off

Every spring and fall the Central Florida Disability Chamber hosts the Veterans Business Initiative, a program designed to reintegrate veterans and their families into the workforce and/or assist them with opening a business of their own. This comprehensive program selects approximately 100 of the most highly qualified candidates who wish to develop and refine their […]

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The Age of Simulation

Orange County and the National Center for Simulation’s Florida Simulation Summit (FSS) is rapidly approaching and we’re excited to continue to support this progression of the Information Technology industry with a $2,500 sponsorship. This annual FSS summit serves as a showcase of the strong development and advancements of Central Florida’s simulation community including keynote speakers, […]

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Empowering the Future Leaders of Tomorrow

Our Summer Youth Program has wrapped up and this has been our best and most successful summer, to say the least. Not only did we conclude the summer with nearly 800 participants, we expanded our program to include two brand new program tracks – Explore & Accelerate – to reach an even larger group of […]

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