this workshop will provide detailed training that will assist small and medium-sized defense contractors from Florida’s rural areas and across the state. This cybersecurity bootcamp will increase awareness and highlight how to prepare and become compliant with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) regulations for Cybersecurity, including the DFARS regulations and DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards.
GUEST SPEAKER: Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Apprenticeship Program Benefits Florida Manufacturers
Apprenticeships offer many great benefits to employers. Among other advantages, investing in talent development through apprenticeship help employers grow a stream of loyal skilled workers and increase productivity.
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 of at least 16 years of age. IMT includes flexible online access to the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician training curriculum.
The is on-the-job training with combined with classroom instruction has many advantages including gaining workers with customized skills and boosting retention.
The COVID-19 crisis continues to impact global supply chains, the FloridaMakes Network provides an array of resources to help to prepare and/or recover from the impacts of this pandemic including state and federal assistance, webinars and technical, business and workforce guidance. Some resources are available in Spanish. Visit theCOVID-19 Resource page and review the checklist to help your company react to and prepare for disruptions caused by COVID-19. You can also contact Daniel Krug at at firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 612-5895 or Mary Nutial at email@example.com for information.
Is your company is ready for a disaster? Take the continuity assessment (available in English and Spanish) to learn about risks your company might be vulnerable to. Email your name, phone number, company name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Business Continuity Assessment" on the subject line to start your free deep dive risk assessment.
Nominations for the 2021 SMBE Awards are now open
Do you know a high-performing Florida Manufacturer? Nominate them for the 2021 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards.
The SMBE Awards aim to recognize high-performing Florida manufacturing companies, provide opportunities for organizational learning and development and promote and elevate participating manufacturers and Florida's manufacturing sector. Eligible manufacturers must have production facilities in Florida and must not have one this award in 2019 or 2020. Nominations may be made by individuals, organizations, industry groups, supplies, customers, workforce or economic development organizations or government agencies. Self-nominations are also accepted.
Developed through the cooperative efforts of FloridaMakes and the Florida Sterling Council, the award examiners’ team includes individuals from the manufacturing and Sterling communities who contribute time, expertise, and diverse perspectives in company evaluations.
A nomination may be made by any individual or organization including any industry group, supplier, customer, workforce or economic development organization, or government agency. Self-nominations are also acceptable.
Nominations can be made HERE until through Fri., Dec. 18, 2020.
Nominations can also be sent to SMBE@floridamakes.com. Simply send the nominee's name, contact person, email address, phone (if available). No write up is required.