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Florida Manufacturing Career Fair set for May 11

Florida Manufacturing Career FairJob seekers should mark their calendars for the Florida Manufacturing Career Fair, Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.

The career fair is free and open to the public. Veterans with ID may enter the fair early, from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at the EmployFlorida Marketplace for express entry into the event and to bring copies of their resume.

The fair will be the third Florida Manufacturing Career Fair at PBSC in just over a year. Exhibiting employers will include Aerotek, Brown Distributing, EDS Air Conditioning, SolarTech Universal, Cloth Promotions Plus and Express Pros.

At the fair, attendees also can learn about PBSC programs in various industrial trades and advanced manufacturing areas. Advanced manufacturing defines the new way manufacturing is done, integrating computerized data, automation, robotics and other technologies for improved efficiencies and products. As a result, advanced manufacturing jobs are high skill and high wage.

The fairs are part of the Florida TRADE Consortium’s statewide “Drive to 1,000” campaign to place 1,000 Florida TRADE students and others into advanced manufacturing jobs. Palm Beach State is a member of the Florida TRADE Consortium, a coalition of 13 state and community colleges with the mission to deliver accelerated technical training programs for jobs in advanced manufacturing. The training programs are funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded in 2012.

The Florida TRADE grant team at Palm Beach State College has joined with CareerSource Palm Beach County, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Manufacturers Association of Florida, the South Florida Manufacturers Association, and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County to host the Florida Manufacturing Career Fair.

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