FloridaMakes Network Reports New Impact Numbers Totaling $2.18 Billion Through Q3 2020

January 5th 2021

We’re excited to report that Florida manufacturers who received services through the FloridaMakes Network have reported a combined total of $2.18 billion in measurable impacts (total survey data through Q3, 2020). On average, $4.8 million in total impact and 29.9 jobs were created or retained per client. The findings were reported directly by manufacturers through an independent third-party survey conducted on behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP).

Governor Ron DeSantis Recognizes Accomplishments of CareerSource Florida Network in 2020

December 28th 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis today recognized the exemplary work of CareerSource Florida and the state workforce system in 2020, an extraordinary year of challenges and opportunities. 

“The adaptability and innovation of our neighbors and our business community are accelerating Florida’s recovery, and the CareerSource Florida network is here to help,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard. “With Governor DeSantis’ leadership, we are working with partners and stakeholders in education, industry, government and more to craft, execute and administer Florida’s roadmap to a robust, growing economy.”

FloridaMakes Board Member Ray Aguerrevere Appointed to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

November 11th 2020

Ray Aguerrevere, Vice President of Custom Metal Designs in Orlando, has been named to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Advisory Board. The MEP Advisory Board is a national board, that is legislatively mandated and established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

Election 2020: Florida Candidates Weigh in on Manufacturing

October 28th 2020

The FloridaMakes Network recently queried Florida’s legislative candidates to learn more about their thoughts and opinions about job growth, economic development, investing in manufacturing, and STEM education.

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week: Share your Experiences

October 15th 2020

This year, National Apprenticeship Week is on November 8 – 14 and FloridaMakes is celebrating by celebrating you and your apprenticeship journey! We invite you to share your story by recording yourself and highlighting how your apprenticeship has impacted your life, your career and why others should consider apprenticeships. This recording will be shared across our state-wide network and will live on our website and social media channels.



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