If you have questions regarding any of the events here, or would like to discuss how you can take advantage of NWFMC and FloridaMakes programming, please contact one of your FloridaMakes Business Advisors (Daniel.Krug@floridamakes.com or Mary.Nutial@floridamakes.com).
Gulf Power, FloridaMakes and Maion Business Solutions will present at the August 12, 2020 General Membership Virtual Meeting from 11:12:30
Eric L Myers and Corey Booth from Gulf Power will provide a 20-30 minute presentation, discussing ways manufacturing facilities can save on utility cost, things to consider when initiating an energy efficiency program, and share some programs that Gulf Power offers to manufactures and their customers to help meet this goals.
Mike Aller -(Director of Supplier Development at FloridaMakes) will present on Connex Florida, which is a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida. This tool contains in-depth information on a broad range of Florida manufacturers, along with detailed search functions to highlight specific production capabilities, certifications, equipment, material types and more. The purpose of this tool is to help Florida manufacturers better connect with each other, be discovered, and increase business opportunities.
Adam Hallet - Maion Business Solutions is a management consulting company that optimizes people, process, and technology to enable organizational growth and success. Today we will be discussing Repatriation. Migration of work (manufacturing, service, other) back to the U.S and transformation of the associated supply chain in order to be more competitive currently and into the future.
FloridaMakes and the Florida Sterling Council Announce Finalists for the 2020 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards including four NWFMC members
The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes announced today that 10 manufacturing companies have been named as finalists for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards. The winners, chosen from among the finalists, will be announced at the 2020 Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards Virtual Celebration on Oct. 2.
The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes collaborated on these statewide awards to recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers. Companies were judged in six categories of criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations.
To find out which local manufacturers are finalists and learn more about the SMBE awards process, click here.
FloridaMakes Sponsors Apprenticeship Programs
The Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program, sponsored by FloridaMakes, is a state-wide program offered to focus on entry-level skills for new and existing employees in the IMT occupation. This program is only available for employed workers.
IMT Apprenticeship Program is a competency-based hybrid apprenticeship that provides production workers with the knowledge and competencies needed in the advanced manufacturing environment for entry-level employed workers of at least 16 years of age. With online, on-demand access to the foundational Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician training curriculum, this new approach brings Floridas manufacturers a hybrid training model that addresses entry-level skills gaps and provides foundational manufacturing knowledge regardless of the specific occupation. It also bypasses the need for employees attending courses at institutions and provides flexible access for students with lifestyles, work schedules, and geographical barriers that often prohibit participation in traditional “in-class” offerings.
The IMT Program was designed through a sector strategy approach led by the FloridaMakes Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council (AMWLC). It is made possible thanks to the collaboration between the AMWLC, CareerSource Florida, Veterans Florida, the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Career and Adult Education, and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). To learn more click here
FloridaMakes Announces Supply Chain Solution in Connex Database
FloridaMakes in partnership with the Associated Industries of Florida and Space Florida have built Connex Florida. A supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida. This tool contains in-depth information on a broad range of Florida manufacturers, along with detailed search functions to highlight specific production capabilities, certifications, equipment, material types and more. The purpose of this tool is to help Florida manufacturers better connect with each other, be discovered, and increase business opportunities.
For more information about Connex, click here, or contact one you your FloridaMakes Business Advisors (Daniel.Krug@floridamakes.com or Mary.Nutial@floridamakes.com).