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

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 Orlando 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: Simulation, Collaboration

Orlando Quickly Recovers from Hurricane Irma

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Orlando became a safe-haven for thousands of people fleeing Hurricane Irma, as most of Florida was engulfed by the storm. People from around the state, including actress Kristen Bell (who was filming a movie in South Florida), came to Orlando to stay safe. Kristen even helped with volunteer efforts and performed for evacuees.

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Topics: Collaboration

Orlando Economic Partnership Advances Regional Transportation Strategy

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Aug 28, 2017 10:15:53 AM


Community and business leaders heard three strategic recommendations made by the Central Florida Leadership Forum's Transportation Task Force during the 2017 Regional Transportation Summit. The recommendations aim to champion and advance private and public projects, address current and future transportation needs, and respond to concerns including safety, cybersecurity and counterterrorism.
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Topics: Transportation, Collaboration, Alliance for Regional Transportation

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

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