Category: Manufacturing

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 […]

Satellite maker’s $85M facility goes vertical on Space Coast

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal OneWeb LLC is well on its way to having its satellite manufacturing plant in Exploration Park. The OneWeb manufacturing plant is a project many parts suppliers in Central Florida and even outside of the state may be keeping an eye on, as it could lead to big business opportunities […]

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 […]

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 […]

News from Paris Air Show : Lockheed Martin Selects Harris Corporation to Upgrade F-35 Lightning II Mission System Avionics

The new F-35 Lightning II Mission System Avionics will net several significant upgrades:

Increases F-35 data storage, display processing, and throughput; Extends Harris’ expertise in ruggedized open systems COTS military avionics technology; Builds on company’s proven track record with F-35 platform and avionics systems […]

Florida Manufacturing – Economic Analysis by Geographic Region

Data and industry information from a variety of state and national sources with insight on Florida’s manufacturing sector. FloridaMakes, with support from the Regional Manufacturers Associations and CareerSource Florida, has developed an in-depth economic analysis of Florida’s manufacturing by geographic region. The research was conducted by IHS. Central Florida’s Profile: https://www.floridamakes.com/core/fileparse.php/140/urlt/Central-Florida-Manufacturing-sector-profile_FINAL-integrated-0117.pdf Learn more here: https://www.floridamakes.com/florida-manufacts.stml  

Manufacturers Association of Central Florida– Manufacturing Sector Profile Report

As part of its mission, FloridaMakes is working to provide Florida’s regional Manufacturers associations (RMAs) with actionable information that will help RMAs support and increase the economic competitiveness of small and medium-size manufacturers in their service areas. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are companies with 500 or fewer workers across all their locations, and small manufacturers […]

AIM-EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING SUMMARY AND ACTION ITEMS MAY 4, 2017

EFSC Manufacturing Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting Advancing In Manufacturing (AIM) May 4, 2017 Meeting held at Bayside High School Manufacturing Academy, Palm Bay  Overview: CareerSource Brevard (CSB) and EFSC are committed to building a Manufacturing Sector Strategy by working directly with the manufacturing community to address the workforce challenges of Brevard’s employers. In collaboration with […]