THE BOARD SOURCE: Spotlight Stories

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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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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