Insights

“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.

Read to see what we have planned for Manufacturing Month…

Us! Governor Ron DeSantis recently honored us with the Veteran’s Incentive Award – a $39,000 Grant – for our hard work providing career and training opportunities to thousands of veterans.

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We’re so excited to be relocating not just one, but two of our Career Centers to deepen our impact in the Central Florida community. Although we aren’t quite yet ready to open for business, here’s a glimpse of what’s to come for our Osceola and West Career Centers.
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September is National Workforce Development Month. It’s an annual effort to raise awareness and celebrate workforce opportunities to help employers create a pipeline to offer quality jobs and solid career paths with sustainable wages. Something we do each and every day.
Keep reading to see how we’re celebrating our victories this month…

When President Kennedy declared we’d have a man on the moon – he didn’t know how we’d accomplish such a huge mission but that was his North Star vision. Similar to President Kennedy, our organization also has a bright North Star and that is to redefine what a career means…and we’re determined to fulfill it.
In our fourth quarter message, our President and CEO Pam Nabors sits down with Annmarie O’Brien, Veteran Program Manager, for an in-depth look into last year’s successes and what’s to come for this program year. They discuss Pam’s vision for CSCF and reveal some of the strategies set in place to continue launching our organization forward.
Keep reading for an introduction to our new members…

This is an exciting time for our organization as July 1st marked the beginning of our new program year and we kicked it off by welcoming six new members to our Board of Directors. We can’t wait to see all the great new ideas and fresh perspectives they’ll bring. We’re confident that our new Board will continue to champion the mission, vision and values of our organization as we keep our eyes fixed on our North Star.
Keep reading for an introduction to our new members…

Lake County Commissioner Leslie Campione along with other community leaders, Board members and local business partners helped showcase our first-of-its-kind full service career center at Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) in a grand opening ceremony.
This newly imagined space, located in LSSC’s Foundation Building, helps develop training synergies, provides resources for students who want to jumpstart their careers and creates a strong talent pipeline for years to come that meet the needs of local businesses in Lake and Sumter counties.
Keep reading for an inside look into our unforgettable grand opening event…

Debbie Clements has been instrumental in our organization’s constant progression for the past eight years. Now, the time has come for Debbie to hand over the reins to Mark as the new CSCF Board Chair. Although we are sad to see her go, we’re excited about our future with Mark leading the way in providing premier talent solutions to career seekers and businesses in Central Florida.
Keep reading to learn more about the lives of both Debbie and Mark…

After analyzing industry trends and company expenditures from last year, our Board of Directors has officially approved the budget for the 2019-2020 program year. This updated allocation of funds will serve as a tool to drive funding strategies in high-growth industries as well as training for in-demand occupations. We’ve analyzed… and now it’s time to ACT.
Keep reading for a full breakdown of our budget strategies for the approaching program year.

Last month’s Board Retreat was a huge success, to say the least. With the most attendance in nearly seven years, we were able to deeply engage in our North Star vision to build a new future…together. Board Members alongside our executive leadership enjoyed a full-day of fun and interactive group activities aimed at carrying our organization forward as we redefined what career means.
Keep reading for more key takeaways from our Board Retreat…