Advanced Manufacturing Career Path
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry Guide
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Industry News and Updates
JinkoSolar’s only U.S. factory in growth mode in West Jacksonville (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- Now more than 2½ years into operations, China-based solar-panel maker JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. is heading into its growth phase at its West Jacksonville...
Boeing opening Training Systems Center of Excellence in West Jacksonville (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- The Boeing Co. scheduled a ribbon-cutting and open house Sept. 28 for its Boeing Jacksonville Training Systems Center of Excellence in West...
Manufacturing Day 2021 Celebrates the Makers (Courtesy of Industry Week) -- Here's a small fraction of how the manufacturing community was promoting a vibrant, ever-changing industry on October 1. Manufacturing Day (on October 1) is that one day a year specifically...
IEM Power Systems to lease in NorthPoint Industrial Park (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- IEM Power Systems, an electrical system manufacturer, will lease 186,000 square feet of space in NorthPoint Industrial Park at 3600 Port Jacksonville Parkway. It...
FlexCold building $47 million cold-storage center (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- With a permit issued Sept. 7, FlexCold LLC is building its $47 million storage center in North Jacksonville. FlexCold.com says it will open in summer 2022. The...
Made on the First Coast: A positive outlook for manufacturing (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- Manufacturing is a steadily growing industry sector in Northeast Florida and the trend is expected to continue for years. JAXUSA Partnership, the economic...
Meet Roben Faircloth, Advanced Manufacturing Industry Manager
Roben Faircloth is the Manufacturing sector manager at CareerSource NEFL.
Roben is a native Floridian, born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communications. Upon graduation, she taught English in Tokyo, Japan for three years.
Before joining CareerSource, Roben was the Program Manager for the Florida TRADE Grant at Florida State College at Jacksonville working to help students prepare to enter the field of manufacturing and help those employed in manufacturing, improve their skills. Florida State College, CareerSource, and First Coast Manufacturing partnered on this highly successful grant. Prior to working with the TRADE grant, she was an Enrollment Development Coordinator at FSCJ working with area high schools to introduce students to their post-secondary opportunities. She served on advisory boards for many area high schools including Peterson, Englewood, Forrest, and Wolfson.