weVENTURE and CareerSource Brevard Partner to Open Rockledge Satellite Office
MELBOURNE, FL. (August 19, 2015) – weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization focused on the entrepreneurial needs of women and powered by Florida Institute of Technology, through a collaborative agreement with CareerSource Brevard, is hosting the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its Rockledge-based satellite office on Tuesday, September 29 at 4 p.m.
At the new facility, weVENTURE and CareerSource Brevard will provide resources to entrepreneurs and businesses in Brevard County focused on job creation and revenue growth.
The weVENTURE satellite office at CareerSource Brevard (297 Barnes Blvd.) will be open Wednesdays from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., or by appointment. At this location job seekers can find no-cost business consultations, senior-level mentoring programs, low-cost business education workshops and strategic networking opportunities.
“This is a natural partnership,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Beth Gitlin, “CareerSource Brevard and weVENTURE are both dedicated to enhancing business growth opportunities for local entrepreneurs and our innovative combination of services will ensure Brevard County business leaders receive the tailored consulting and resources they need to enable success.”
“We are pleased to support the expansion of weVENTURE in our Rockledge career center,” said Lisa Rice, CareerSource Brevard President. “This partnership provides a boost for our community and is a perfect addition to the services we offer the businesses and entrepreneurs of Brevard.”
To learn more about weVENTURE, please visit weVENTURE.fit.edu or call 321.674.7007.
About weVENTURE (powered by Florida Tech) – weVENTURE (formerly the Women’s Business Center), powered by the Florida Institute of Technology, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship and networking programs. weVENTURE has three Central Florida locations (Melbourne, Rockledge and Orlando) and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). For more information, or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs, visit http://weventure.fit.edu/ or call (321) 674-7007.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South-both public and private. Featured among the top 200 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.
CareerSource Brevard is a non-profit, regional public/private partnership under CareerSource Florida. Workforce Boards create local workforce development systems through one-stop career centers which combine multiple federal, state, and local program funds, providing comprehensive services, labor market information and access to resources for businesses and job seekers. Visit www.careersourcebrevard.com for more information about our services and resources.