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  • July 19, 2017 9:55 AM | Anonymous


     

    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

    spcollege.edu/workforceinstitute


  • July 12, 2017 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    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 hvassell@icic.org or 617-238-3019

    CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS AND WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE in ICCC Tampa Bay.

  • June 28, 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    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: www.mafmfg.com

  • June 15, 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    USF Continuing Education Courses - http://www.usf.edu/continuing-education/

    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

    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. https://www.ems-usa.com/ems-3d-tech-open-house-hp-multijet-fusion-rize-more/

    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 www.ems-usa.com or 822-845-2700.

  • June 07, 2017 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    MacDill AFB Career Fair

    Friday, July 21, 2017
    11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
    JOB SEEKERS & EMPLOYERS - FREE
    MEET 70+ EMPLOYERS FROM LOCAL & NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Location: SURF'S EDGE CLUB, 7315 BAYSHORE BLVD, MACDILL AFB, FL 33621
    *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: www.TransitionCareers.com/events/MacDill
    RSVP REQUIRED
    MacDill A&FRC POCs:
    Mr. Troy Johnson, 813-828-0138, troy.johnson.1@us.af.mil
    Mr. Evans Dasque, 813-828-3428, evans.dasque@us.af.mil

  • May 12, 2017 12:53 PM | Anonymous


    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 www.tampabaygapanalysis.com.
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    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

    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
    REGISTER NOW
     
    Pinellas Session
    June 13, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Collaborative Labs at EPI Center
    13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200
    Clearwater, Florida  33760
    REGISTER NOW
     
    Please contact Aly Fernandez, International Business Development Manager for details.
    afernandez@tampaedc.com or at (813) 518-2668
     


  • May 03, 2017 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    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 Leslie.Mariana@SPCollege.edu

  • April 25, 2017 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    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: www.goodwill-suncoast.org/job-fair

    Contact:
    Lori Garcia
    Employment Specialist
    http://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/job-connections
    Office: 727-321-7337
    Mobile: 727-276-6666
    Email: lori.garcia@goodwill-suncoast.com

Statistics

Manufacturing in Tampa Bay

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EnterpriseFlorida.com

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


Information provided by

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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