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  • May 10, 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    Upcoming PLCs Certification Training at St. Petersburg College

    Manufacturing is alive and well in the U.S. Industrial automation in industry is providing a growing number of jobs for technically trained people who can build, program, integrate, service, maintain and operate PLCs. Job opportunities include programming, packaging, power generation, mining, machine design, and building automated systems, maintenance, transportation, systems integration, component testing, technical sales, quality control, electrical, mechanical, computer, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. PLC Technicians install and repair industrial electronic equipment including I/O networks, data highways, and variable speed drives, process control equipment, and write PLC programs for a wide variety of automated control systems ranging from simple on-off controls to robotics.

    Upcoming Course Dates:

    June 4 – July 1, 2018

    July 2 – July 29, 2018

    August 6 – Sept 2, 2018

    The 5 day hands-on lab classes are conducted at BRAAS Company:
    230 Douglas Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677

    Lab times: 1-4 PM or 5-8 PM
    (Monday – Friday)

    The 30 hour SPC Workforce Institute PLCs Certification Program is a hybrid program providing 12 hours of online courseware, 15 hours of intensive hands-on lab activities, and 3 hours of online preparation for the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) exam.
    3 hours of course credit can be articulated to AS Engineering degree program.

    Register today by clicking this link and selecting the dates and lab sessions that you would like to attend.

    For more information regarding PLCs training, please contact Fred Tucker with the Workforce Institute at 727-791-2409 or tucker.fred@spcollege.edu.

    Fred Tucker, GCDF

    Program Coordinator, Manufacturing

    727.791.2409

    tucker.fred@spcollege.edu


  • April 16, 2018 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    Mettler Toledo plans to have 600 people employed at their new facility in Pasco County in the next few months, of which, 185 of those are new jobs. 

    WATCH THE STORY

  • March 30, 2018 2:49 PM | Anonymous


    Pinellas SBE Community Conversation

    Come share your experiences, successes and barriers in doing business with Pinellas County Government. Our Pinellas Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Purchasing and Economic Development departments will be listening to the voices of our citizens and local business owners to enhance the SBE program.

    Meeting Location: SPC Epi-Center, Clearwater
    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 9 - 11 AM

    This activity is free

    Click here for more info and to register.

  • March 13, 2018 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    The University of South Florida's Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education works to extend the reach of USF's academic programs, and promotes advanced professional development in order to contribute to building a world class workforce in the Tampa Bay Area.

    Over $90,000 is the estimated average salary for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in Tampa, Florida*

    Get Started Now!

    No application or previous Lean Six Sigma Green Belt experience required to register for our program.

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program will meet 9am - 5pm, the following 8 Saturdays:
    • May 5 (Define)
    • May 19 and May 26 (Measure)
    • June 23 and June 30 (Analyze)
    • July 21 (Improve)
    • July 28 (Control)
    • August 11 (Storyboard Presentations and Exam)

    What You Will Earn
    To successfully complete the program, participants must meet the attendance requirement, successfully complete a storyboard and pass the final exam. You will earn continuing education contact hours/PDUs and you will receive a letter of completion, which may apply for professional development credit. Upon successfully completing this program, you will receive a Certification from the USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education.

    Cost of Attendance
    $2,995 (includes cost of all materials and the tool that will be used for the duration of the course, final exam and final storyboard review for certification) The Lean Six Sigma program will encompass all the necessary requirements for you to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification including training hours, project assessment and the exam. Learn More!

    Register Now!
    USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education
    www.usf.edu/continuing-education | (813) 974-5550 | CE-Inquiries@usf.edu

    *Source: Glassdoor.com. Six Sigma Green Belt Salaries in Tampa, FL (2018). https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/tampa-six-sigma-green-belt-salary-SRCH_IL.0,5_IM850_KO6,26.htm

  • March 02, 2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Registration Open for 31st Annual Government Small Business Conference
    Friday, May 4, 8AM - 5PM


    Florida SBDC at USF (TAMPA) – The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida, in conjunction with the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at USF, are pleased to announce registration is now open for the 31st Annual Small Business Conference. This co-hosted conference, titled Strategy & Acquisition: Success in Federal Contracting, is a unique conference for small business owners to learn how to optimize government contracting opportunities through informative workshops, panel discussions, and a Business Opportunity Expo, featuring federal agencies.

    Led by the region’s leading experts, the information covered will help business owners strengthen their government contracting relationships and gain insight into working with federal buyers.

    “This is our premiere event each year for government contracting,” Stacey Dadd, marketing and communications officer for the Florida SBDC at USF, said. “Government contracting is such a vital area of business for many of our clients and opportunities abound. You just have to know where to find them.”

    Cost is $149 per person during the early bird registration period. Early registration discounts end April 13. The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

    In addition to training and networking opportunities, the afternoon will feature a Small Business Awards Luncheon with a prominent keynote speaker.

    To register for 31st Annual Government Small Business Conference, click here.

    About the Florida SBDC Network:
    For over forty years, the Florida SBDC at USF, the state's principal provider of business assistance [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development to provide emerging and established business owners with management and knowledge resources that enable overall growth, increased profitability, and economic prosperity for the state. A statewide network of over 40 centers, the Florida SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network's designated lead host institution. The Florida SBDC Network is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency. For more information, please visit www.FloridaSBDC.org.

    About the Florida PTAC at USF
    This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • March 01, 2018 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Manufacturing is alive and well in the U.S. Industrial automation in industry is providing a growing number of jobs for technically trained people who can build, program, integrate, service, maintain and operate PLCs. Job opportunities include programming, packaging, power generation, mining, machine design, and building automated systems, maintenance, transportation, systems integration, component testing, technical sales, quality control, electrical, mechanical, computer, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. PLC Technicians install and repair industrial electronic equipment including I/O networks, data highways, and variable speed drives, process control equipment, and write PLC programs for a wide variety of automated control systems ranging from simple on-off controls to robotics.

    Upcoming Course Dates:
    Mar. 12 - Apr. 8, 2018
    Apr. 9 - May 6, 2018
    May 7 - June 3, 2018

    The 5 day hands-on lab classes are conducted at BRAAS Company:
    230 Douglas Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677

    Lab times: 1-4 PM or 5-8 PM
    (Monday – Friday)

    The 30 hour SPC Workforce Institute PLCs Certification Program is a hybrid program providing 12 hours of online courseware, 15 hours of intensive hands-on lab activities, and 3 hours of online preparation for the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) exam.
    3 hours of course credit can be articulated to AS Engineering degree program.

    Register today by clicking this link and selecting the dates and lab sessions that you would like to attend.

    For more information regarding PLCs training, please contact Fred Tucker with the Workforce Institute at 727-791-2409 or tucker.fred@spcollege.edu.

  • February 28, 2018 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Course
    This 9-week course provides entry-level training in manufacturing essentials to include safety awareness, production and processes, quality assurance, and maintenance awareness. Upon successful completion, students will obtain the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification.

    Upcoming Course Dates:
    March 10 – June 6, 2018 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 5:30-8pm for 9 weeks)
    Classes are held at the SPC Epicenter, Room 1-318, located at 13805 58th St. N. Clearwater 33760.
    15 hours of course credit can be articulated to the college’s AS Engineering degree program.
    Register today by clicking Here.

    For more information on Manufacturing course offerings, please call Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409.
    For information on all other training, please visit SPC’s Workforce Institute page or contact us at (727) 341-4445 or workforce@spcollege.edu.

    Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) Certification Course
    PLC Technicians install and repair industrial electronic equipment including I/O networks, data highways, and variable speed drives, process control equipment, and write PLC programs for a wide variety of automated control systems ranging from simple on-off controls to robotics.

    The 30 hour SPC Workforce Institute PLCs Certification Program is a hybrid program providing 12 hours of online courseware, 15 hours of intensive hands-on lab activities, and 3 hours of online preparation for the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) exam.
    Upcoming Course Dates:
    • Mar. 12 - Apr. 8, 2018
    • Apr. 9 - May 6, 2018
    • May 7 - June 3, 2018
    The 5 day hands-on lab classes are conducted at BRAAS Company:
    230 Douglas Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677
    Lab times: 1-4 PM or 5-8 PM (Monday – Friday)

    Register today by clicking the link and selecting the dates and lab sessions that you would like to attend: 
    Register Here

    3 hours of course credit can be articulated to AS Engineering degree program.
    For more information on Manufacturing course offerings, please call Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409.
    For information on all other training, please visit SPC’s Workforce Institute page or contact us at (727) 341-4445 or workforce@spcollege.edu.

  • February 05, 2018 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    The 2018 Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo is 90 days away!

    With the USF Young Innovators Competition now part of the Bright Young Minds Coalition & Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo, we cannot wait to see the incredible Young Inventors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in action! This partnership means students, teachers and classrooms now have access to year-round support, curricula, resources and tools. Teachers will have access to all tools and resources provided by The National STEMIE Coalition. STEMIE is a STEM based program infused with Invention & Entrepreneurship. Invention Education has been around since the 1980's and precedes STEM by about 20 years. Students go through an 8-step process to take them through the entire Invention Process from Idea to Prototype and Pitch to Presentation.

    The value of invention education, according to kids: http://video.newyorker.com/watch/kid-inventors-tell-all

    STEMIE Invention & Entrepreneurship Education is currently in more than 35 states in the United States and this year we are so thrilled to have gone Global! The Global Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo is May 31st - June 3 in Dearborn. MI being held at The Henry Ford Museum. We are blessed to have wonderful National Partners like The Henry Ford Museum, The Lemelson Foundation and UTC to name a few. We have garnered a great deal of National attention recently. But really need support here locally. Winners from the Florida Invention Convention may be invited to participate in the National & Global Invention Convention!

    Bright Young Minds Coalition has partnered with Pinellas Technical College to host the Florida Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo on May 4th & 5th. We are expecting to host 300-500 Young Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs.

    If you are an educator and want to learn more about upcoming Professional Development Workshops, implementing Invention Education or how your student(s) can participate in Invention Convention we look forward to getting your school registered! If you are a parent or student inventor and want to learn more about Invention Education or participating in Invention Convention or Spring Break and Summer Camps, please  email Tracy for more details. Invent Florida School Registration

    If you would like to get involved we have many opportunities for volunteerism, judging, donations, Award or Category Sponsors and Corporate Sponsorship, I would love to talk with you personally! An event of this size spread over two days is a massive undertaking and an excellent opportunity for supporters of STEM, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education to become involved and take part in helping to create our future leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs. I am available to answer any questions about student inventors participating in FLIC, helping schools and teachers learn more about STEMIE Invention Education and discussing ways you or your company can become involved! Please feel free to email or call Tracy directly.

    Global Invention Convention comes to The Henry Ford

    Contact: Tracy Zuluaga
    Executive Director
    O: 800-311-6744
    M: (305) 753 5755
    tracy@inventflorida.org

    www.brightyoungmindscoalition.org
    www.inventflorida.org
    www.stemie.org

  • January 24, 2018 3:54 PM | Anonymous

    The Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County is proud to announce M-Pact, a new series of events aimed at educating, informing, and connecting manufacturers. Each meeting features an expert speaker covering a critical area, such as training opportunities, employee development and more.

    Potential topics include :
    • Free Training Grants/Tax Incentives for Employees
    • Workforce Trends – Investing in staff development; Bridging Generational gap

    The first M-Pact meeting is scheduled for March 7 at the Hillsborough Community Center - Brandon Campus, Room BADM 116-117 (Conference Center). If you are a manufacturer and would like to recommend a specific topic, please contact Elizabeth Vocke at evocke@thinkcreativeinc.com.

  • January 24, 2018 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) Certification Course

    PLC Technicians install and repair industrial electronic equipment including I/O networks, data highways, and variable speed drives, process control equipment, and write PLC programs for a wide variety of automated control systems ranging from simple on-off controls to robotics.

    The 30 hour SPC Workforce Institute PLCs Certification Program is a hybrid program providing 12 hours of online courseware, 15 hours of intensive hands-on lab activities, and 3 hours of online preparation for the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) exam.

    Upcoming Course Dates:
    Feb. 5 - Mar. 4, 2018
    Mar. 12 - Apr. 8, 2018
    Apr. 9 - May 6, 2018
    May 7 - June 3, 2018

    The 5 day hands-on lab classes are conducted at BRAAS Company:
    230 Douglas Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677
    Lab times: 1-4 PM or 5-8 PM
    (Monday – Friday)

    Register today by clicking the link and selecting the dates and lab sessions that you would like to attend:
    Register Here

    3 hours of course credit can be articulated to AS Engineering degree program

    For more information on PLC course offerings, please call Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409.
    For information on all other training, please visit SPC’s Workforce Institute page or contact us at (727) 341-4445 or workforce@spcollege.edu.

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Read the 2015 Florida Manufacturing Brief from Enterprise Florida

Labor Market Industry Profile

Florida manufacturers are critical to the state’s economy. In June 2013, Florida manufacturing
was 4.4 percent of the employment for all industries. Manufacturing is separated into durable
goods manufacturing and nondurable goods manufacturing. Durable goods manufacturing
accounted for 66.7 percent of June 2013 manufacturing employment and nondurable goods
manufacturing accounted for 33.3 percent.


There were 18,510 Florida manufacturers in June 2013, with employment of 323,341 jobs.
Employment was up 5,660 jobs (+1.8 percent) over the year.


Read the entire report here

County
Number of Establishments
Employment December 2013
Pinellas 1,297 30,317
Hillsborough 1,114 24,651
Pasco 317 3,185
Hernando 106 1,509
TOTALS 2,834 59,662


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International Trade

Click here for the Slide Show from the tour of the
Tampa Port on May 14, 2016.


If you need information on how to sell your goods to other countries,
here are some contacts that can help you.


Dan Bjerk is a Senior International Trade Specialist at the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center,
the local office for the U.S. Commercial Service of the International Trade Administration of the
U.S. Department of Commerce located in Clearwater, Florida.

Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration

13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760

727.464.7347

Dan.Bjerk@trade.gov

www.export.gov

Brent Barkway joined the staff of Pinellas County Economic Development in August 2014, as a Business Development Manager specializing in Export Development, Foreign Trade Zone management, business expansion and relocation projects. He focuses on helping local companies discover new global markets for their products and services. Brent honed his economic development skills in Lee County, where he managed the relocation of Hertz Corporate Headquarters, which resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact in Southwest Florida.

Pinellas County Economic Development

13805 58th St. N., Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760

727-464-7411

bbarkway@pinellascounty.org

Lorrie Belovich is Director of International Business Development for the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and partner in the Tampa Bay Export Alliance. She is responsible for both international trade and foreign direct investment. She works closely with the international stakeholders in Tampa Bay, such as the Tampa International Airport, Port Tampa Bay, Visit Tampa Bay and the Mayor’s office, to align the international business strategy for Hillsborough Country. Lorrie also manages the official outbound trade and business development missions led by Mayor Buckhorn and other elected officials.

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

101 East Kennedy Blvd. | Suite 1750, Tampa, FL 33602

813.518.2654

lbelovich@tampaedc.com

Gonzalo Padron joined Port Tampa Bay as director of marketing and business development for Latin America in August 2014. Prior to joining the port’s executive team, Padron was manager of strategic customers at DHL Global Forwarding. Padron began his industry career extensively traveling the Caribbean and Latin America as a senior account executive for ocean carriers Tecmarine Lines and Seaboard Marine.

Port Tampa Bay

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

welliott@tampaport.com

office: 813-905-5150

mobile: 813-361-2892

M. Javier Zuniga’s expertise includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, partnership structures, international taxation, individual taxation and forensic accounting. Javier is also part of PDR CPAs R&D tax credit and cost segregation studies practice areas.

PDR CPA

727-785-4447

mzuniga@pdr-cpa.com


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