Category: Sector News

SpaceX, U.S. Air Force to launch secretive robotic space plane from Cape Canaveral

By:  Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel SpaceX has scheduled a launch for one of the U.S. Air Force’s two X-37B robotic space planes. The Boeing-built plane is a 29-foot long, 9-foot, 6-inch tall vehicle that resembles a smaller version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. It will be mounted into the nose of one of SpaceX’s workhorse […]

SpaceX gets OK for landing zone on Space Coast

By: Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Private commercial rocket company SpaceX got approval for additional space for its Dragon spacecraft and Falcon Heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral. While SpaceX does not have its main manufacturing facility in Central Florida, the company does launches at least twice a month and has a refurbishment center in Port […]

2nd Annual State of Manufacturing Event

Kick off Manufacturing Month 2017 with the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC): Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Registration starts at 3:30PM) This event celebrates modern manufacturing with a focus on inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, and connecting to the community at large. The agenda includes the MASC […]

Kennedy Space Center Resurgence

By: Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel The transformation of the Space Center and the 144,000-acre property required a vision where government and commercial companies were both welcomed and supported. The resulting growth in the industry has created potential opportunities for contractors. NASA has an Exploration Mission 1 test flight planned for 2019 that will send an […]

The Space Coast’s Manufacturing Workforce Pipeline is Growing

CPT program resulting in an 80% job-placement-success rate Space Coast, FL (August 25, 2017) – In 2014, The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) launched a pilot program of work focused on building baseline manufacturing skills to confront the Space Coast’s manufacturing workforce skills gap, and ensure Brevard County businesses would remain competitive […]

Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium Meets October 5, 2017

The third meeting of the Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium, Thursday, October 5th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join Healthcare Industry Representatives, Educational Partners, CareerSource Brevard and other community stakeholders to craft and implement a measurable plan of action to strengthen and develop local talent pipelines for healthcare occupations in Brevard County. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The program […]

Astro Pak Corporation Invests in Titusville, FL for Expansion

The company’s presence in North Brevard promises new growth for the region Space Coast, FL (August 17, 2017) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is pleased to announce that Astro Pak Corporation has selected Titusville, Florida as the new location for the company’s expanding field operations. Based in California, Astro Pak […]

Health First Job Fair

The Health First Medical Group is Hiring! Health First Medical Group is looking for dynamic and passionate individuals to join our team and improve health care in Brevard. As the Space Coast’s largest multi-specialty physician group, we invite you to join us at our career fair on Saturday, August 26, to learn more. Career opportunities […]

HECC officials encouraging Floridians to pursue trade degrees

A Florida state panel is recommending strategies to raise the number of degree or certificate holders to 55 percent over the next eight years. “Not everybody needs a college degree. Not everybody needs a bachelor’s degree to achieve their dream,” Alan Levine said. “We need all types of folks to make Florida work, whether you’re a welder, an electrician, there’s an […]

Northrop Grumman is Hiring for OVER 100 Positions!

Recruiting Event–Invitation Only   Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 9:30am-2:30pm   CareerSource Brevard-Rockledge–295 Barnes Boulevard   HIRING:  OVER 100 POSITIONS AVAILABLE, LOCAL AND NATIONWIDE Job Order: 10525026      Cyber Information Sys Security 2 Job Order: 10525216       PC Network Support Technician 2/3 Job Order: 10525359       Logistics Planner 2 – Provisioning Analyst Job Order: 10525090       Budget […]