Hiring Two FloridaMakes Business Advisors for the Central and Southeast Florida Regions

April 6th 2021

FloridaMakes has two openings for a Business Advisor (BA), one located in Central Florida and one in Southeast Florida. The successful BA will have operational and financial expertise in manufacturing.

The Business Advisor works to increase FloridaMakes and the affiliated Manufacturer’s Association’s market positions and financial growth.  This person builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions. 

The Business Advisor will have manufacturing and operational expertise that can guide client firms through a comprehensive assessment of the strategy, a discovery process to identify opportunities for growth, and connectivity to public and private service providers to assist them along their development pathway.

FloridaMakes’ Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Awarded Florida Department of Education (DOE) Grant Strengthening Florida’s Manufacturing Workforce

March 30th 2021

FloridaMakes’ IMT program was awarded funding from the Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities program. The grant will provide the resources to expand and increase awareness of the IMT Apprenticeship program throughout the state.

“FloridaMakes is honored to receive this grant from DOE that strengthens Florida’s manufacturing workforce,” said Tina Berger, FloridaMakes’ Director of Manufacturing Talent Development. “FloridaMakes is working to ensure Florida’s preparedness to fill the estimated 4.6 million manufacturing jobs of the future. Manufacturing’s biggest hurdle is the workforce skills gaps and the IMT program addresses the foundational manufacturing knowledge apprentices need to succeed.”

Launched in June 2020, the IMT program brings Florida’s manufacturers a competency-based, hybrid training model that addresses entry-level skills gaps and provides foundational manufacturing knowledge regardless of the specific occupation. This approach bypasses the need for employees attending courses at institutions and provides flexible access to accommodate varying schedules, family commitments, and transportation issues of employees.

EDC and FloridaMakes Introduce New Manufacturing Training Program at EFSC

March 25th 2021

Florida Senator Wright Announces Start of State Caucus on Manufacturing and Supply Chain

March 24th 2021

Today, Senator Tom A. Wright (R – New Smyrna Beach) announced the creation of the Florida Legislature Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus during the FL Space Coast Cybersecurity Forum hosted by Associated Industries of Florida (AIF).

Senator Tom A. Wright, District 14 along with State Representative Tommy Gregory, District 73 will be the Senate and House Co-Chairs of the caucus.

MakeMore Manufacturing Summit to Showcase One of Florida’s Strongest Sectors

March 15th 2021

The Associated Industries of Florida, CareerSource Florida, Enterprise Florida, the Florida Chamber, and FloridaMakes announce the dates for the 2021 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit kicking off virtually on April 27. Launched in 2018, the MakeMore Manufacturing Summit is a statewide initiative providing a platform to exchange ideas about how our state’s resources are addressing the impact of market dynamics, economic trends and policies, and new technologies in the manufacturing sector. 



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