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How Orlando Became a Test-Market for Surgical Robotics

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 27, 2019 3:40:54 PM

For the last 15 years, Orlando has been the location surgical robotics companies choose when introducing new technology to the U.S. market, and for good reason. With approximately 610 surgeons at 59 hospitals, the seven-county Orlando region presents a huge market opportunity. That’s not to mention the presence of a dedicated space for surgical robotics training.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Orange County, Osceola County, Higher Education

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: Workforce and Talent, Higher Education, Major Employers, Aerospace

Record Number of Higher Education Students Complete Degree Programs in Orlando

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Dec 21, 2017 8:48:44 AM

Graduation day is a memorable occasion for any student – it marks the conclusion of years of study and hard work, it brings the hope of a more prosperous future and it empowers graduates with the sense that they now have the tools necessary to enter a fiercely competitive labor market. December 13, 2017 signified another milestone at Seminole State College of Florida. Those at the commencement ceremony were among the largest class ever to graduate from the college. Altogether, more than 3,500 students received their degrees and certificates that day.

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Topics: Rankings, Research, Higher Education

YPAC Welcomes Florida Polytechnic University’s Dr. Randy K. Avent

Posted by Danielle Permenter on Aug 25, 2017 11:08:04 AM

In the three years since its completion, Florida Polytechnic University’s unique architecture has been turning heads and piquing the curiosity of Central Florida residents as they travel west on Interstate 4 toward Lakeland. Members of the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC), a group that engages up-and-coming talent, heard the story behind the distinctive building from the university’s foremost expert - Florida Polytechnic founding President, Dr. Randy K. Avent, during their August gathering.

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Topics: Higher Education, Young Professional Advisory Council

Orlando's Real-World Education Meets the Demands of the Future Workforce

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Aug 17, 2017 2:37:06 PM

In a middle school classroom, a group of 11-year-olds focus intensely on inputting complex patterns of symbols to form computer coding. A few miles down the road, students in a high school class assemble smartboards to build a robot.  At the same time, fourth graders in a nearby Spanish class prepare to connect live with students in Puerto Rico. On the other end of town, teenagers in a magnet program learn how to start a business and train at local companies. Across the Orlando region, these stories represent a new age of learning for K-12 students that prepares them for successful careers while meeting the workforce demands of the future.

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Topics: Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Higher Education, Lake County, Collaboration, K-12 Education, Talent Development

Valencia College Receives Top Ranking for Number of Associate Degrees Awarded

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Oct 17, 2016 5:08:37 PM

The Orlando region offers a vast number of higher education institutions, including some of the country’s top state colleges. Recently, Valencia College ranked fourth in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded to students by Community College Week magazine.

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Topics: Rankings, Higher Education

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