600 students from schools within Pasco and Hernando Counties expected to participate in “Made in Florida” manufacturing tours.


Dade City, Florida- CareerSource Pasco Hernando and its partners, Pasco-Hernando State College, AmSkills and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, Pasco Economic Development Council, Hernando County Office of Economic Development, Pasco and Hernando School Districts, as well as the Pasco Chambers of Commerce are proud to announce October as the 4th annual National Manufacturing Month. Manufacturing Month is a celebration of the extraordinary careers available in advanced manufacturing.

Last year, over 500 students from 16 schools within Pasco and Hernando Counties participated in 25 “Made in Florida” industry tours to over 20 high-tech manufacturing sites, which included site tours from companies such as Adam Arms, Pharmaworks Inc., American Aviation, Alumi-Guard and CEMEX USA.

This year 600 students are expected to tour over 20 different manufacturers in Pasco and Hernando Counties. The manufacturers have also, provided lunches, t-shirts as well as transportation for students to participate in the manufacturing tours. For individuals interested in touring a manufacturing site, Intrepid will be hosting public tours on October 15, 2016 from 8:30am to 9:30am. Registration can be completed through Eventbight.com, you must register in order to participate in the tour.

In an effort to create awareness about advanced manufacturing, Margie Burnham, Assistant Dean, STEM Programs and Academic Affairs at Pasco-Hernando State College will be speaking about manufacturing day, soft skills and resumes at two Hernando County Library events. The libraries will be presenting Women in Manufacturing-FLATE-2016, Made in Florida- Automation and Robotics and Made in Florida videos. The program is designed to promote advance manufacturing jobs and inform participants on how to prepare for a career in manufacturing.

CareerSource Pasco Hernando along with its partners encourages students, jobseekers and veterans to explore a career in manufacturing. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact: Jady Vargas (352)584-1914  jvargas@amskills.org.

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A Portrait of success!-Jacqueline Reyes

Jacqueline Reyes was anxious – she had been out of work for a month, and was facing difficulties finding employment to support herself and her 9-year-old son.  Not having access to a computer, printer or internet service only made the search for employment more challenging. Fortunately, Jacqueline’s sister-in-law told her about CareerSource Pasco Hernando, and she made the decision to look into the types of assistance available.

Jacqueline was impressed when she visited the One Stop Center. She quickly recognized how helpful and nice the CareerSource Pasco Hernando staff were in assisting her with revising her resume.

Having access to the computers and printers provided Jacqueline an opportunity to job search onsite, and increase her chances of finding a job. She dedicated much of her time, while her son attended school to finding employment. At times, it was hard to keep up her motivation, but Jacqueline prevailed!

After several interviews, and her confidence increasing she was offered a job at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, and happily to accepted! Jacqueline started on March 1, 2016. She was grateful for the assistance received through CareerSource Pasco Hernando!



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