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…

To increase awareness, build credibility and boost thoughtful leadership, we have implemented a more strategic approach when sharing our story with the media and the community. This includes sharing compelling stories about our services, conducting proactive pitches, weaving storytelling into our marketing strategies, and much more.
As a result of our efforts, we’re excited to announce our story has reached more than 188 million people so far. From our Board Members to front-line staff at our Career Centers, everyone has played a key role in ensuring that CSCF has a valuable story worth telling.
Keep reading for a snapshot of this year’s news coverage…

To better connect our local youth to career prosperity, we have officially launched our 2019 Summer Youth Program. In its third year, the program has been revamped to include two additional program paths, an extended age group and a goal of impacting 1,000 young adults in Central Florida.
Keep reading to find out how we’re preparing youth for success in tomorrow’s workforce, while partnering with educators and local businesses to help ignite their potential in the early stages of their career journeys.

Keeping the Board, staff and local community actively engaged is no easy task but we’ve had quite an active month this past February. From Pam hosting Town Hall Meetings at all locations to CSCF receiving the Personal Empowerment Corporate Award from the Central Florida Urban League – we’ve been on the move spreading the word all about the great resources CSCF has to offer.
Watch this short video depicting just how CSCF is able to inspire people, transform businesses and elevate the community…

With just two quarters left in the program year, CSCF has already achieved nearly 70% of its annual goal to enroll career seekers into specialized training programs within the six high-growth industries.
Keep reading to find out how CSCF is making strides toward transforming businesses and creating enhanced opportunities for career seekers.