Spotlight Stories

Strong Partnerships = Strong Impact

If you haven’t heard, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson recently received the outstanding Employer Partner Award at the 2019 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Youth Symposium. CSCF nominated the City of Apopka for their outstanding collaboration and positive outcomes achieved throughout our five-year partnership. Our impact is growing because it’s a program that works. […]

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Let’s Talk about Success!

We love this! Recently, Johnny Robinson was a homeless veteran for several months. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF) helped him stabilize his living situation, but they required him to find a job in order to stay in their program. We love this! Recently, Johnny Robinson was a homeless veteran for several months. […]

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Now This is A Talent Solution Consultant!

Business Services Consultant, Erin Flowers, embodies what being a CareerSourcer is all about. She recently reached out to Bayshore Interactive in her search to connect with new businesses. She went with a few resumes of some qualified candidates as she met with the owner. They hired one of those candidates, Miguel, who was an ITA […]

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Thank You for Your Service

“A special thank you to Lisa Milsap and Jenee Christian for checking up on me via email, phone or walk-in and making sure any questions I had were answered and making sure resources were available to me. You guys really made a difference and all of your efforts are deeply appreciated.” Those words were just […]

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Collaboration Leads to Connections

CSCF recently participated in a targeted patient healthcare job fair event for Orange County District 5 residents. We supported Southern Technical Institute WIOA participants who are seeking permanent employment in the CNA, HHA or PCA fields. Leah Rawlins represented to provide training information on our services. Leah received the following note of appreciation from Commissioner […]

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Accelerating to Celebrating

Valencia College’s new Center for Accelerated Training graduated its first class at the downtown location earlier this month! It was the first group of Electronic Board Assembly and Distribution Operations Technician students. All graduates earned several industry certifications and are now workforce ready!  Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Hill, DEO Executive Director, Ken Lawson, and other community members […]

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Youth Get the Scoop on Manufacturing

Recently a group of 10 youth had the opportunity to explore the advanced manufacturing industry by touring .decimal in partnership with MACF. CSCF Board member and .decimal President, Richard Sweat, hosted the group who gained valuable insight into a growing and in-demand industry. They witnessed how the company manufactures precision, patient-specific devices, and learned about a […]

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Let’s Give‘em Something to Talk About

CareerSource Central Florida was one of over 300 participants in the community-wide Table Talks event last month. Hundreds of table talks were hosted all over Central Florida to discuss the same three topics; ‘My favorite thing about our community is…’, ‘I want to change…’, and ‘What can you do to help or contribute.’  The thought-provoking […]

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We’re Thirsty to Ignite Their Potential

CSCF, in collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company and Taylor Horan, a UCF alumna, recently hosted the Dear Future Orlando Challenge event in Orlando. The initiative encouraged young adults ages 18 to 24 to submit ideas that tackle community-specific challenges. Taylor’s submission was inspired by her personal experience when she was in high school and wishes […]

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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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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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