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Lockheed Martin Expands Investment in Orlando Education

Posted by Justin Braun on Dec 11, 2018 4:59:41 PM

Orlando is a leading market for aerospace and defense industries thanks to strong partnerships between educational institutions, STEM programs and advanced manufacturing companies like Lockheed Martin. Together they ensure the next generation will have the skills, training and careers to innovate cutting-edge technology to support the nation and region well into the future.

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Topics: Education, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Workforce and Talent, Talent Ecosystem, Collaboration, Cybersecurity

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: Education, Workforce and Talent, Collaboration, Major Employers

The Growth of Social Entrepreneurship in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 23, 2017 11:03:16 AM

Ten years ago, Shawn Seipler learned that the barely used bars of hotel soap he left behind during business trips ended up in a landfill. Shawn realized that these products could be recycled to prevent hygiene-related illnesses around the globe, and from this transformational idea, the organization Clean the World was born. The global benefit corporation, headquartered in Orlando, collects and recycles soap products discarded by the hospitality industry and distributes these products to the impoverished, preventing millions of hygiene-related deaths each year.

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Topics: Education, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

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, Cybersecurity

New Year, New Talent

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Sep 2, 2015 3:50:26 PM

In the past few weeks, more than 20 million students have returned to college campuses across the United States for the start of a new school year.

Approximately 500,000 of those students attend colleges and universities within 100 miles of Orlando. Orlando’s central location and proximity to major state universities including the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida provide a rich annual supply of new talent for regional employers.

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Topics: Education, Research, Workforce and Talent

Orlando’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Provides Promising Opportunity

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jun 5, 2015 9:40:00 AM

Orlando continues to make way in the advanced manufacturing industry with recent announcements highlighting its growth and promise.

Valencia College announced plans to lease an Osceola County building to house its new Advanced Manufacturing Education and Training Center. The new center will focus on providing training for currently unemployed and underemployed workers, veterans, women and those who are looking to pursue a career in the advanced manufacturing industry.

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Topics: Education, Advanced Manufacturing, Osceola County

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