Success Stories

Board Members Take Initiative to get First-Hand CSCF Experience

Board members Debbie Clements of Duke Energy and Andrew Albu of Albu & Associates, have both participated in CareerSource Central Florida’s hands-on career and business shadowing experience. They were very excited about this opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day processes, and both finished with high recommendations for other Board Members to sign up!

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Farewell and Good luck to Mayor Jacobs

Mayor Teresa Jacobs will be closing out a six year tenure as Consortium Chair. She began her term with CareerSource Central Florida in May of 2012 and will now be the Chair of the Orange County School Board.

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From Zero Income to More Than $32,000 per year

After an internship secured by Lake County Business and Career Services Consultants, career seeker Tracy Chancey was offered an accounting position at Lassiter-Ware starting at $16.75 an hour plus benefits!

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Christmas Arrives Early for Single Mother at Osceola Center

Kiana Rodriguez, a young, single mother entered CareerSource Central Florida’s Career Conextions program and worked her way into employment at HomeGoods. She was so dedicated to her new position that she walked to and from work at night. Osceola Center’s Disabled Veterans Outreach Program specialist, Ken Deendyal, generously donated a brand new bike to Kiana. What a wonderful way to jumpstart this season of giving!

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CareerSource Central Florida Receives $10,000 Grant from Duke Energy

CSCF has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from Duke Energy as part of the power company’s foundation to “build powerful communities.” As electricity continues to power our lives, it also powers incredible career opportunities that come with higher wages and career paths to even greater success.

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Meet Harvard, Duke, MIT or Vanderbilt representatives without Traveling

Once again, CareerSource Central Florida has partnered with Florida High Tech Corridor to host The Corridor Talent Forum in Orlando on March 27-29, 2019. Through rapid-fire networking sessions, receptions and presentations, The Corridor Talent Forum helps organizations build and strengthen relationships with over 50 state colleges and university contacts who work directly with students preparing to graduate from top STEM degree programs in a matter of hours – not days and travel time.
This talent forum helps recruit top talent from around the nation to support the growth of the high tech industry in Florida.
If you are interested in participating in the talent forum and discuss hiring needs, please contact Dana Carr, Economic Development Liaison with CareerSource Central Florida at DCarr@CareerSourceCF.Com or 407-247-0473.

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VP of IT, Steven Nguyen, Graduates Leadership Orlando

Please join CSCF in congratulating Steve Nguyen, Vice President of Information Technology, who recently graduated as a member of the City of Orlando’s Leadership Orlando Class 95, along with 81 of his classmates.
For over 40 years, Leadership Orlando has provided business and community leaders with the opportunity to explore the Central Florida Region while building lasting relationships with professional peers. With more than 5,000 graduates, it’s Central Florida’s only community leadership program that spans the entire seven-county region and is the largest program in America, offering multiple classes each year.

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Youth Program Participant Heats up in His New Job at Grand Bohemian Downtown

Gabriel Aponte joined CSCF’s Youth program for support in gaining employment. During his time in the youth program, the CSCF team helped Gabriel enroll in Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program – due to his passion for cooking – to help pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.
Engaged and motivated, Gabriel excelled in the training curriculum and recently graduated from the program with valuable “hands-on” experience and skills needed for an entry-level position in any foodservice establishment. With his newly-acquired knowledge and enhanced skills, Gabriel secured a culinary position at the Grand Bohemian Downtown Orlando. CSCF is proud of his hard work and dedication, and excited to share the news of his success in and out of the classroom.

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The Rainbow After The Storm

Moving Forward Together: After Hurricane Maria

Wells Fargo awarded CSCF a $20,000 grant to host a community resource and hiring event last month for evacuees and those still working to recover from the powerful category 4 storm that struck Puerto Rico and the Caribbean a year ago. Continue reading…

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Going West For Opportunity

Jesus is a career seeker who successfully completed an internship program with CSCF in 2012. Because he has a criminal background, and it proved too much of a barrier to his employment search in Central Florida at that time. As a result, he moved out of state to try his luck elsewhere, and subsequently lost touch with his CSCF team. Continue reading…

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Lake Tech Takes a Cutting-edge

CareerSource Central Florida’s CEO and President, Pamela Nabors, attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Lake Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). Continue reading…

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Celebrating “Manufacturing Month” in Osceola

CSCF attended the Proclamation Ceremony for Manufacturing Month in Osceola, held at Valencia College Advanced Manufacturing Center. Osceola County Chairman Fred Hawkins Jr. presented the proclamation in the company of County Commissioners Cheryl Grieb and Viviana Janer. Sherry Reeves of the Manufacturer’s Association of Central Florida was also present. Continued reading…

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