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Regional Stakeholders Announce Follow-Up Report to 2013 Study

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.

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A new testing center helps aspiring welders move seamlessly into the profession

Chris Van Pelt hopes to launch a successful career in the wake of the "silver tsunami," the outgoing wave of retiring welders in their 50s and 60s that has built everything from skyscrapers and bridges to aerospace parts and metallic works of art.

HCC home to first American Welding Society testing and certification site in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is now home to the first American Welding Society (AWS) testing and certification site in Hillsborough County. The AWS testing and certification site will be housed at the HCC Ybor City Campus Training Center located at 5610 East Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33619. AWS testing will begin July 1, 2017.

Looking to change careers? And get paid relatively well? Consider going into manufacturing

Barbara Griffin has worked her entire life and isn’t about to stop now. The problem: Learning a new skill and landing a new job at a time when most people her age are winding down their careers and looking forward to retirement is no easy task.


Middleton High School (, a Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy would like to invite you to our 7th annual “STEM Professional Association Event” from 6:00-7:30 PM on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. This STEM Professional Association Event is held on an annual basis to connect Tampa Bay area students, parents, educators and professionals in order to promote student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

HCC offering free training for manufacturing industry

If you're looking for a career change with free training, you may want to think about manufacturing. There's a need for qualified employees, and you can be one of them in just a few weeks, and there's a focus on bringing women into this growing field.

Tampa Bay STEM Network - Family Nights

Families and studens in grades 6-12 are invited to join faculty, staff and students from HCC & FLATE to learn about STEM career pathways and what they can do to prepare now for the enxt step in their education.

Career Prep Center Expo

Thank you for attending the Career Prep Center Expo held on Tuesday, November 15th. Approximately 100 people attended the Expo to see up close the training facility and demonstrations by students.

Build CareerSource Tampa Bay Career Prep Center Expo

Please join us, on Tuesday, November 15, for the CareerSource Tampa Bay Career Prep Center Expo in celebration of USDOL National Apprenticeship Week!

Build Your Future - CPT Information and Registration Session

Certified Production Technician (CPT) training may be the right path for you. Join us for an information and registration session on Tuesday, October 4th at 5:15pm on the HCC Brandon Campus, BSSB 218.

Commissioner Sandy Murman’s County Job Fair

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College, will be hosting a County Job Fair on Friday, October 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the HCC Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614. Employers are encouraged to participate.

Manufacturers Business Growth Program

GrowFL, in partnership with FloridaMakes, annoucnes a new program for manufacturers and manufacturing-related companies. The Manufacturers Business Growth Program includes a year-long curriculum for CEOs, and their sales and marketing teams, who looking to grow their company or address challenging business problems.

Local program helping fill need for welders

Hillsborough Community College is responding to the call to produce more graduates in both engineering technology and welding technology.

Launch of Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County Heralds Growth, Awareness of Manufacturing Industry

Hillsborough County leaders gathered today at Tampa Bay Tech High School to celebrate the launch of the Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County. The Alliance is the next phase in the county-wide initiative to increase awareness of career opportunities in the manufacturing sector.


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