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FCMA Endorses Run-Off Candidates For Jax City Council And Mayor
Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:56

After reviewing the results of the primary races for city offices, the First Coast Manufacturers Association’s (FCMA) Board of Directors has endorsed the following individuals for the upcoming general election:

Office                                      Endorsed Candidate

At Large – Group 1                Anna Lopez Brosche

At Large – Group 5                Ju’Coby Pittman

Council Dist. 1                        Mike Anania

Council Dist. 2                        Al Ferraro

Council Dist. 4                        Scott Wilson

Council Dist. 8                        Katrina Brown

Mayor                                      Lenny Curry

 

The First Coast Manufacturers Association is a non-profit trade association serving Northeast Florida. There are over 1,500 manufacturing companies on the First Coast, supplying over 30,000 jobs and generating nearly 15% of the total gross regional product. Additional media information on FCMA is available at www.fcmaweb.com.

 
FSCJ Takes Part in Florida TRADE’s “Drive to 1,000” Campaign
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 18:40
The Florida TRADE Consortium, a coalition of 13 state and community colleges across Florida, is announcing the launch of a statewide campaign to place 1,000 Florida TRADE students into jobs in advanced manufacturing by April 1, 2016. The campaign will be highlighted by job fairs, campus events, manufacturing days and forums and other activities over the next 12 months.

As a member of the Florida TRADE Consortium, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) will be a part of this statewide “Drive to 1,000“ campaign and partner to help place FSCJ students in jobs at local businesses and companies throughout the Northeast Florida region and throughout the state. FSCJ joined Florida TRADE for a four-year partnership in 2013.

“Florida TRADE’s mission is to develop and deliver accelerated technical training programs that allow students to earn industry certifications and to acquire technical skills that lead to jobs in advanced manufacturing,” said Dr. Gary Graham, Director of the Florida TRADE Consortium. “We are committed to placing our students into good manufacturing jobs across the state.”

The CareerSource Florida Network, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Manufacturers Association of Florida, MAF Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence plus Regional CareerSource boards and regional manufacturing associations have joined Florida TRADE in the “Drive to 1,000.”

“Manufacturers in Florida are growing and hiring,” said Nancy Stephens, Executive Director, Manufacturers Association of Florida. “They want employees looking for meaningful careers. Today’s manufacturing is high skill and high wage. Those wages circulate through the economy improving the quality of life for all citizens.” “

“Advanced Manufacturing is an important industry targeted for future growth in Florida,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Chris Hart IV. “CareerSource Florida is a proud partner in this collaborative effort to help Florida’s manufacturers expand and compete, and Floridians secure rewarding, well-paying careers.”

As a part of the “Drive to 1,000” campaign, the group will conduct a statewide Florida Manufacturing Career Fair on April 22, 2015 to be held at multiple venues across the state. For more information about Florida TRADE and the upcoming Florida Manufacturing Career fair, visit www.fltrade.org or www.mafmfg.com.

To support this mission, FSCJ will also be hosting a local Career Fair on April 23, 2015 from 10 a.m.-2p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center next to Downtown Campus. Dozens of local business will be in attendance to network with and recruit FSCJ students for positions.

About FSCJ

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is a public, nonprofit higher education institution that offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs to meet the education and training needs of more than 57,000 students per year.

 
FCMA Endorses Jax City Council Candidates
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:56
After interviewing and screening of candidates by the First Coast Manufacturers Association’s (FCMA) Government Relations Committee, the FCMA Board of Directors has endorsed the following individuals for the upcoming Jacksonville city council races:

City Council District               Endorsed Candidate

At Large – Group 1                Anna Lopez Brosche

At Large – Group 2                John Crescimbeni

At Large – Group 4                Greg Anderson

At Large – Group 5                Michelle Tappouni

Council Dist. 1                        Mike Anania

Council Dist. 2                        Al Ferraro

Council Dist. 3                        Aaron Bowman

Council Dist. 4                        Fred Engness

Council Dist. 6                        Matt Schellenberg

Council Dist. 8                        Katrina Brown

Council Dist. 9                        Garrett Dennis

Council Dist. 10                      Reggie Brown

Council Dist. 12                      Doyle Carter

Council Dist. 14                      Jim Love


Additional endorsements from FCMA’s government relations committee will be coming as the election process continues.

The First Coast Manufacturers Association is a non-profit trade association serving Northeast Florida. There are over 1,500 manufacturing companies on the First Coast, supplying over 30,000 jobs and generating nearly 15% of the total gross regional product. Additional media information on FCMA is available at www.fcmaweb.com.

 
Florida Alternative Fuel Vehicles 2015 Expo
Friday, 06 February 2015 15:51

Our region is rapidly becoming a hub for alternative transportation fuels and businesses are reaping the benefits in reduced fleet expenses.  The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is leading the effort to provide educational opportunities and funding to advance the adoption of alternative fuels.

February 19, 2015

8:30 – 11:30 A.M.

University of North Florida

Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Continental Breakfast will be served.

  • Hear success stories from Champion Brands and ThyssenKrupp Elevators.
  • See which projects were funded in the region’s AFV and Infrastructure Master Plan.
  • Learn how to apply for a free plug-in electric vehicle public charging station.
  • Check out the latest AFV’s including consumer, private and public fleet vehicles powered by natural gas, propane autogas and electricity.

THERE IS NO FEE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  REGISTER NOW!

For more information contact Wanda Forrest at (904) 306-7514 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Hearing in FL on offshore drilling
Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:53
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is having one hearing in Florida on offshore drilling and it happens to be in Jacksonville on Feb. 19. The hearing is part of its public comment period for its 2017-2022 five-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Program. (link here: http://www.boem.gov/Five-Year-Program-2017-2022)

BOEM will be hosting it town hall style, so they will have displays and computers where people can submit comments online, but no microphone/podium.

 

 
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