The Corridor Talent Forum to Enhance STEM Talent Pipeline Across Central Florida
Orlando, Fla. – CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) has partnered with the Florida High Tech Corridor (The Corridor) for an annual talent forum that brings together representatives from the region’s high tech industry and K-12 school systems with state college and university career services professionals. Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to strengthen the relationships with over 50 state college and university contacts who work directly with students preparing to graduate from top STEM degree programs. CSCF has worked closely with The Corridor to provide access to its network of Central Florida businesses and helped to recruit sponsorships for the event. During this two-day forum, a platform is provided for open discussion of local talent needs, advanced recruiting strategies and systems to increase job opportunities. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on March 27-29, 2019.
“CareerSource Central Florida serves businesses throughout the region by developing talent solutions, analyzing workforce intelligence and providing occupational data that helps them secure talent for today and tomorrow,” said CareerSource Central Florida president & CEO Pamela Nabors. “Collaborating with The Corridor’s Talent Forum enables CareerSource Central Florida to be a bridge that connects local businesses to these well-renowned institutions across the nation, and strengthen the talent pipeline for the future.”
To fully capitalize on these two days of networking, the Talent Forum will include “speed-dating” style meetings. Each educational institute will have a booth set up and the participating K-12 county school system, military and corporate partners will travel between booths to meet with career center professionals. The goal being to visit all booths by the end of the event and gather as much information as possible about current and future talent needs as well as learn best practices that boost recruitment strategy.
Driven by a unique partnership with three research universities – University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and University of Florida, The Corridor focuses on future growth through pro-business tax structures, government policies and competitive costs. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the professional, scientific and technical services industry is currently number four of the top 20 industries gaining the most new jobs in Florida. By 2026, the number of jobs is expected to increase by over 12,000 in Central Florida. A projected increase of local STEM jobs will undeniably bring a heightened need for enhanced talent recruitment solutions within the STEM industry.
For more information or to register your business for the Florida High Tech Corridor Talent Forum, contact Dana Carr, CSCF Economic Development Liaison, at (407) 531-1231 ext. 7312 or DCarr@careersourcecf.com or visit www.CorridorTalentForum.com.
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