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How seven global companies fill their talent pipeline in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Apr 16, 2018 9:15:55 AM

Ensuring a quality workforce means educational institutions working side-by-side with industry to anticipate and meet future needs. That’s what happened when Verizon Communications relocated its finance hub to Orlando and partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to launch a capstone business course on the Internet of Things. And when the Walt Disney Company asked UCF to develop a 12-month deep machine learning program to train its technical staff. Partnerships like these give businesses direct access to skilled talent–both in and outside the classroom.

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Topics: News & Media

One company’s solution to the widening skills gap

Posted by Amanda Roche on Apr 3, 2018 9:18:28 AM

As any CEO in the science, technology, engineering or manufacturing space already knows, the STEM shortage is real. Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, leaving companies struggling to fill skilled jobs with a limited pool of talent. According to Chief Executive’s most recent CEO Confidence Survey, the availability of a skilled workforce ranks No. 2 among CEOs’ greatest concerns, the No. 1 fear being another recession.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing, News & Media

Orlando Film Commission sponsors Florida Film Festival 2018

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Mar 30, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The Orlando Film Commission is proud to be a sponsor of the 27th annual Florida Film Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday, April 6th at the Enzian Theater in Maitland. Festivities kick off with an Opening Night Film and Party, which includes the premiere of American Animals and Q&A with the film’s star, Miami’s own Blake Jenner. The film is followed by the always popular opening night party that includes incredible restaurants, bars and vendors from across Orlando and beyond.

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Topics: Film

Lake County takes the gold in healthcare and human performance

Posted by Lisa Winkelbauer on Mar 30, 2018 12:07:30 PM

Ready, set…. bang! Olympic medal winners Torie Bowie and Tyson Gay take off down the track at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. It’s just another day in Clermont, the Choice of Champions® – home and training ground for elite athletes including 20 Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic athlete participants.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

Wage growth: to be or not to be [Orlando Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Mar 16, 2018 12:16:47 PM

America may be getting a pay raise. New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in February suggest that Americans are at last seeing their wages rise at a healthier rate since the 2008 recession. Posting 2.9 percent year-over-year wage growth in January 2017, the BLS Employment Situation report painted a picture of a sturdy job market with wage gains, record low unemployment rates, and minimal changes to the number of people working part time for economic reasons.

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Topics: Research

Lockheed Martin builds new research and development facility in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 12, 2018 5:01:53 PM

Lockheed Martin has found success in the Orlando region for decades by partnering with educational institutions. Orlando’s steady pipeline of aircraft and aerospace engineers from one of the nation’s first technical schools combined with Florida’s friendly business climate has given Lockheed Martin a competitive advantage and enabled the company to win numerous major U.S. defense contracts.

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Topics: Projects, News & Media

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