Looking for Direction? Perhaps Florida is the Key
Florida- Where it’s at!
Florida -The Sunshine State- is home to more beaches and coastline than any other continental state. Most people think of Florida as a vacation spot; really it should be spotlighted for innovation and forward thinking. Florida businesses have invested a lot of time and effort to create partnerships to build a thriving manufacturing hub.
Medical manufacturing alone created $71.5 million in revenue out of Tampa Bay between 2016 and 2017, that’s just one year folks, and that’s just one city! Florida business identified a need in the workforce, and filled that need with their pipeline of universities. Florida Talent? Yea, they have that. They have created partnerships between universities and in-state businesses allowing graduates to obtain careers right out of college. Some of these partnerships include GE Wind Energy in Pensacola and UWF College of Engineering; SAFT in Jacksonville and UNF College of Engineering. These talent pipelines allow Florida’s workforce to remain one of the strongest in the country. As a Result, unemployment rates in Florida are 3.6%, compared to the national average of 4.1% as of October 2017.
Florida is home to many high tech industries, as it should be. I mean, hello Kennedy Space Center! Florida is home to companies such as Blue Origin – (want to experience space travel, you should really check them out!), EA Tiburon – video game development (seriously who wouldn’t want to get paid to design and play video games), and BRIDG – Manufacturing innovation (want to help build a better, more sensitive phone? Yeah they do that!). The tech industry spans the range, and anyone looking for a career, or perhaps a career change should really consider all the new levels of technology. Choosing a partnered school is ideal, as you also have the built-in career opportunities right there, in The Sunshine State!