Manufacturing News

  • July 19, 2017 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Workforce Insitute is coming to Downtown St. Pete with a new weeknight version of the PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Course starting this Monday, July 24th!


    3 reasons why you need a Project Management Certification and How to get it.. Read more

    Here's what the job outlook is for project managers.. Read more


    Reserve your spot today!




    Supported by:


    13805 58th Street North

    Clearwater, Florida 33760

    Phone: (727) 341-4445

  • July 12, 2017 3:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Through Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), business owners receive cost-free executive education focused on business growth and access to capital and one-on-one coaching to help strengthen their companies.

    Suggested profile of a small business to recruit for 2017 ICCC-Tampa Bay
    • Annual company revenues: $500,000 and above
    • Age of business: 2 years or longer

    The most important qualification is the readiness of the CEO to participate in a program that will enable him/her to fully explore business growth challenges and develop strategies to enhance leadership skills, engage new business networks & prepare for a much-needed capital infusion

    For questions, please contact Hyacinth Vassell at or 617-238-3019


  • June 28, 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 MAF Manufacturer/Distributor/Supplier/Logistics
    Business of the Year Awards

    Anyone or entity can nominate a company in Florida for these awards AND companies may self nominate. July 31, 2017 is the deadline for nominations.

    Register here:

  • June 15, 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    USF Continuing Education Courses -

    07/29/17 - 08/12/17 (3 consecutive Saturdays)

    Effective Project Management, the prerequisite course for the Project Management Certificate

    This course will deepen your understanding of the basic principles and techniques used in managing projects successfully. You will apply practical tools presented through scenario analysis, role playing, case studies, discussion and other experiential techniques.

    The classroom-based course fulfills the educational requirement for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® examination, and provides fundamental information necessary to begin preparing for PMI certifications. The PMBOK® Guide will be provided. 

    07/19/17 and 07/20/17
    Values Based Leadership

    During this course, participants will:

    • Understand their behaviors and how they impact the ability to lead
    • Learn how to tap into the strengths to be the best leader possible
    • Create a better understanding of their organization's foundational communication items and an action plan to be sure they complement each other

    07/31/17 and 08/07/17
    Building High-Performing Teams


    During this course, participants will:

    • Learn the key elements of effective teams and stages of team development
    • Develop skills to enhance team cohesion and performance
    • Learn to foster a culture of creativity and collaboration

    USF Continuing Education | 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB608, Tampa, FL 33620-5650

  • June 09, 2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EMS 3D Tech Open House - Tuesday, June 27
    New 3D Printing from HP, RIZE, Desktop Metal & more!

    Technology advances in 3D printing by HP, RIZE, Desktop Metal and others are igniting a revolution in product development and manufacturing.

    When: 10 AM - 3 PM
    Where: EMS, Inc., 5803 Breckenridge Pkwy, Ste D, Tampa, FL 33610

    Join us Tuesday, June 27th to see demos of these innovative new technologies, and talk directly with representatives from EMS, HP, RIZE, and Desktop Metal. PLUS, pick up a free custom 3D printed fidget spinner.

    Register here.

    The event is free. Sign up today to reserve your free HP 3D printed fidget spinner. Register here. We look forward to showing you the future of prototyping and additive manufacturing.

    About EMS
    Founded in 2001, EMS Inc. is a leading single source provider of 3D scanning and 3D printing solutions to customers across the automotive, aerospace, military, consumer products, medical, art and entertainment industries. With over 15,000 projects completed in 15 years, EMS specializes in streamlining product development through advanced rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, reverse engineering and inspection solutions. EMS is an authorized reseller of HP, RIZE, 3D Systems, Creaform, SpaceClaim, Wenzel, GeoMagic, Zeiss, Surphaser, API Sensor, Innovmetric, LaserDesign, and SolidWorks.

    For more information, contact us at or 822-845-2700.

  • June 07, 2017 4:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MacDill AFB Career Fair

    Friday, July 21, 2017
    11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

    *Open to All Veterans , Active Duty, Guard/Reserve, Family Members That Have Access To Military Installation.
    No Endorsement Made or Implied By DoD, USAF and Federal Government

    Event Website:
    MacDill A&FRC POCs:
    Mr. Troy Johnson, 813-828-0138,
    Mr. Evans Dasque, 813-828-3428,

  • May 12, 2017 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Regional Stakeholders Announce Follow-Up Report to 2013 Study

    TAMPA BAY, FL – To evaluate the current local manufacturing environment, CareerSource Tampa Bay in partnership CareerSource Pasco-Hernando, CareerSource Pinellas, Florida High Tech Corridor, Pasco County Economic Development Council, Pinellas County Economic Development, Tampa Bay Partnership, and Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation announced the publication of the 2016 Tampa Bay Manufacturing Workforce Analysis. The goal of the report was to understand local needs for skilled manufacturing employees and quantify difficult to fill manufacturing skill sets in Tampa Bay.

    The first Hillsborough-Pinellas Manufacturing Skills Gap Analysis was conducted in 2013. As a follow up on the progress made to the key findings at that time, the economic and workforce development organizations re-evaluated the industry in 2016. A targeted survey was conducted from June 2016 through September 2016, which included over 450 manufacturing employers in the Tampa Bay area and examined 109 manufacturing skill sets across 16 job type categories and their corresponding experience levels and certifications.

    The Tampa Bay Manufacturing Workforce Analysis was designed to be a comprehensive skill set demand analysis, so that community leaders and educational institutions can develop the qualified workers needed to support local industry. Based on the responses of the employers surveyed and local, state and national employment projection data opportunities in manufacturing are anticipated to continue to grow in the Tampa Bay region.

    The full analysis can be viewed at

    About Tampa Bay Manufacturing Workforce Analysis
    A regional task force of business and economic development partners provided oversight and strategic direction for the Tampa Bay Workforce Analysis. The report was funded by the CareerSource Tampa Bay.
    Media Contact: Kimberly Williams
    Phone: (813) 397-2085

  • May 09, 2017 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tampa Bay Export Alliance is going to Colombia.
    September 27-30, 2017

    Colombia is Florida's second largest export market and the fourth largest economy in Latin America making it an excellent market for Tampa Bay exporters.
    U.S. exports to Colombia have increased 15 percent since the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which immediately eliminated import tariffs on 80% of U.S. consumer and industrial products.
    Mission will include the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key program, customized one-on-one meetings with potential customers in Colombia. Grants will be available to qualified companies.

    Want to learn more? Attend a complimentary workshop
    Special guest: Ms. Norcia Ward-Marin, U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialist in Bogota, Colombia
    Hillsborough Session
    June 13, 2017
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Florida SBDC at USF
    1101 Channelside Drive. Suite 200
    Tampa, FL 33602
    Pinellas Session
    June 13, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Collaborative Labs at EPI Center
    13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200
    Clearwater, Florida  33760
    Please contact Aly Fernandez, International Business Development Manager for details. or at (813) 518-2668

  • May 03, 2017 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come learn about the different training grants available for your organization.

    Thursday, May 4th, 2017
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Let us assist your organization to grow, become more proficient, increase customer satisfaction, streamline processes, improve quality, and become more effective and efficient. We will give you the tools that are necessary to meet the challenges of today’s contemporary workplace!

    Workforce Institute, EpiCenter
    Room 324
    13805 58th St. N, Clearwater 33760

    Please RSVP to Mariana Leslie at

  • April 25, 2017 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Community Job Fair, in honor of Goodwill Industries® Week

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Pinellas Technical College – St. Petersburg Campus Main Building, 901 34th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-2298

    They are seeking employers and businesses that are currently looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions with qualified candidates.

    Their goal is to provide a career fair that meets the needs of job seekers and the businesses within our community.

    Organizations / Recruiters will be able to arrive as early as 8am to set up; Job Seekers who register early will have early access at 9:30am.

    More information:

    Lori Garcia
    Employment Specialist
    Office: 727-321-7337
    Mobile: 727-276-6666

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