Category: Sector News

Eastern Florida State College Approved for New Nursing Degree Program

Registered nurses are currently the top position in demand in central Florida, according to CareerSource Central Florida, which referenced data from Help Wanted OnLine, a job listing tool across the state. Four central Florida educational institutions received approval this week from the State Board of Education to offer Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. Valencia College, […]

Blue Origin’s 750,000 Square-Foot Rocket Center “Coming Soon”

Blue Origin’s new rocket manufacturing center in Exploration Park on Florida’s Space Coast should be finished by the end of 2017, creating 330 high-tech, high-wage jobs paying an average annual salary of $89,000. Check out owner of Blue Origin and Amazon.com Inc., Jeff Bezos’ video clip of the new facility here. Read entire article by […]

Rocket Business Growth is Great News for Other Brevard County Businesses

With a resurgence in the local space race, it is no surprise that even caterers, like Renaissance Catering of Cocoa, are seeing a boost in their business. Recent local rocket activity includes: Blue Origin building a massive rocket assembly plant, SpaceX launching rockets nearly twice a week, OneWeb building a satellite manufacturing facility and Lockheed […]

Plans Made for Boeing and DARPA’s New Spaceplane to Launch in 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, recently selected Boeing to finish designing a reusable suborbital spaceplane, XS-1, which Boeing calls “Phantom Express”, with plans to launch and land at Cape Canaveral in 2020. “The XS-1 would be neither a traditional airplane nor a conventional launch vehicle but rather a combination of the two, […]

Healthcare Careers are Here to Stay

By Meghan Cochran Now is a great time to start your healthcare career. Why? Employment projections from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity indicate Brevard County healthcare industry employment for 2016-2024 will increase in hospitals by 12.6 percent; nursing and residential care facilities by 16 percent, and ambulatory health care services by 20 percent. This […]

Heatlhcare Sector Strategy Roll Out

By Ken Datzman, Brevard Business News …“The sector–strategy approach is our big initiative at CareerSource Brevard,” said Murphy. “We have in place the Manufacturing Sector Strategy, we are rolling out our Healthcare Sector Strategy, and will be following that up with our Information Technology Sector Strategy. These three strategies cut across all businesses.” CareerSource Brevard […]

CareerSource Brevard awarded federal grant focused on job training for information technology industry; corporate veteran Maguire heads sector

By Ken Datzman, Brevard Business News ROCKLEDGE — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded an “America’s Promise Grant” to 23 regional workforce partnerships across the nation to support tuition–free education and training for high–demand industries, and CareerSource Brevard led the way in Florida. The four–year grants are expected to provide more than 21,000 U.S. […]

CareerSource Brevard AIM Summer Update

What’s happening in the Manufacturing community? CareerSource Brevard and MASC will be co-hosting a MFG Month planning meeting and invite you to attend. This event will focus on ensuring our community makes a compelling and strong impact during Manufacturing Month this fall. Learn how your company can be part of the national Manufacturing Month movement […]

President Trump Executive Order Calls for Apprenticeship Expansion, directs federal agencies to propose elimination of “ineffective” workforce training programs

Jun 15, 2017   ·   By Katie Spiker, t@Katie_SpikerNSC Earlier today, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO), “Expanding Apprenticeships in America,” and announced a new initiative to expand apprenticeship in the U.S. The proposal would provide industry associations, unions, and other stakeholders the flexibility to develop standards for “industry-recognized apprenticeships” (that would complement […]