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November 2018
Three new or expanded workforce training efforts will soon be launched in Highlands County to further develop skills related to manufacturing, construction, and electronic warfare.The Governor's office recently announced that South Florida State College has been awarded nearly $2.3 million from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The college will use the funds to support the development of job training projects in three areas: The expansion of the mechatronics/advanced manufacturing curr...
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Economic Development annual report now available, local schools employ unique initiatives to connect students and industry, CRA launches new grants, and more. Check out our November newsletter for details
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Sebring Flight Academy, formerly known as Leading Edge Fight Training School, is ready and open for business with a brand new TAA IFR glass panel equipped Bristell Aircraft along with a Cessna 172. The school, located at the Sebring Airport also offers FAA approved simulator training in the Redbird FMX, a superior-quality, full motion, Advanced Aviation Training Device. General Manager Brant Howell had this to say about the Sebring location: “The Sebring Airport has so much to offer a...
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The 2017-2018 annual report for the county's economic development efforts is now available. The report covers activity during the county's fiscal year, which covers October 2017 to September 2018.The report details the growth of the county's key demographics and development activity as well as new business highlights and progress made on major economic development projects. View the Report  
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The School Board of Highlands County and other community groups are employing innovative efforts to connect students with real life insight on career opportunities available in Highlands County and the skills needed to succeed in these careers.Career Café  Avon Park High School and Sebring High School host weekly Career Cafés. The cafés are unique initiatives that bring local employers into the school to tell the students about career opportunities. ...
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offer a variety of free webinars and trainings to strengthen businesses and help them succeed. Below is a highlight of the free webinars that are available this month to businesses in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, Florida as well as nationwide.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volun...
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