~Goal is to understand needs of business community and find solutions~ TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is bringing together industry leaders in the Tampa and Hillsborough County region. The Industry Sector Consortiums will be held at the CSTB – Tampa Center, located at 9215 North Florida Avenue, Suite 101 Tampa. The consortiums take from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. See schedule below for upcoming dates: 19-20 CONSORTIUM SCHEDULE

  • Trades/Transportation Sector Consortium - December 12, 2019
  • Information Technology Sector Consortium - March 12, 2020
  • Healthcare/Life Sciences Sector Consortium - June 11, 2020
The Industry Sector Consortiums are being held in an effort to understand the needs of the business community. CSTB plans to meet with various industry sectors at throughout the year.   “I think it is important for us to hear what these various sectors of our economy are telling us,” said CSTB CEO John Flanagan. “We will take the information, work with our education partners and come up with a plan to improve our workforce in the Tampa Bay Region.”   Industry Sector Consortiums are the vehicles through which industry members voice their human resource needs and where regional solutions for workers and businesses can be determined. The Consortiums will allow a regional, industry-focused approach to build a skilled workforce aligning resources and addressing the talent needs of employers.   “CareerSource Tampa Bay used to serve our business community by dividing up the county by regions,” said Dan Schneckenburger, Business Services Director. “We think it makes more sense to allocate our resources by industry sectors like manufacturing and healthcare along with others. We believe we’ll be able to get a better sense of the needs in the industry sectors we serve.”   These consortiums are led by businesses within a critical industry cluster. The goal is to  work collaboratively with CSTB, educational partners, economic development and community organizations and find ways to improve the workforce in these critical industry sectors.   If you would like to take part in the Manufacturing Consortium or other Consortiums listed below, please contact Dan Schneckenburger at 813.930.7827 or email him at schneckenburgerd@CareerSourceTB.com. All Consortiums will be held at CSTB – Tampa Center location at time and location listed below.   About CareerSource Tampa Bay CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411. CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019.   CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.  Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies.   All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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