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One company’s solution to the widening skills gap

Posted by C. J. Prince 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's MS&T ecosystem attracts billions in simulation contracts

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Orlando is recognized as the Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T) capital of the world – so it is no surprise that I/ITSEC, the world’s largest MS&T conference, chooses Orlando to host nearly 15,000 industry, academia and government attendees each year. Over 300 companies will exhibit at I/ITSEC, over a third of which have a business presence in Orlando.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing

Orlando’s regional collaboration producing advances in simulation

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 25, 2017 4:17:18 PM

The predictions of tomorrow are coming to fruition today in Central Florida with smart city initiatives, including an autonomous driving test track and virtual health innovation that is revolutionizing how we live and thrive in our community.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

Aviation training takes off in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 25, 2017 2:47:21 PM

The Orlando region is home to top-notch flight safety and pilot training programs with direct connections to Central Florida’s renowned simulation industry. An attractive home for aviation training centers, Orlando is primed to meet the demands of the fast-growing aviation industry with its high-quality talent pipeline, advanced simulation and training cluster, aviation training infrastructure and regional assets including two world-class international airports.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

Orlando showcases aviation strength at NBAA Conference

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 18, 2016 1:06:52 PM

The Orlando region was well represented at the world's largest business aviation conference - the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition - Nov. 1-3 at the Orange County Convention Center. The Orlando EDC hosted a booth in partnership with Lake County and the City of Sanford located across from the Enterprise Florida booth. One aisle over, the City of Kissimmee and Kissimmee Gateway Airport also had a booth.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Events

Orlando schools educating future leaders in cybersecurity

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 26, 2016 4:07:28 PM

Our growing dependency on technology for everything from banking to travel has created a high demand for cybersecurity positions. Many of Orlando’s higher education institutions have taken the initiative to create unique programs to develop future cyber defense professionals and leaders. These programs have proved successful, receiving national recognition and awards.

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Topics: Education, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

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