Advanced Manufacturing Career Path
The Manufacturing Industry is a great place to work if you’re interested in well-paying jobs in a hands-on environment.
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry Guide
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(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – Jim Gattoni provided a peak behind the curtain at how Jacksonville-based logistics company Landstar System Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR) has managed to thrive during the pandemic. Landstar’s CEO was among the speakers during the...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – A major manufacturing operation is looking to set up shop in Baker County, bringing 160 jobs and $90 million in capital investment to the area. The project, which the county has codenamed Project Zeus, would see a food...
(Courtesy of Marketplace) The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, celebrates the history of mechanized agriculture. But the museum’s hosting an event this weekend that’s very much about the present: a job fair. “The jobs that we’re currently...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – A wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation has unveiled an early glimpse at its proposed manufacturing project in Ohio — a high-tech, 280,000-square-foot complex that will ultimately bring 400 hourly and salaried jobs...
(Courtesy of CNBC) – Walmart said Wednesday that it plans to back American manufacturers by spending an additional $350 billion over the next decade on items that are made, grown or assembled in the U.S. Nearly two-thirds of Walmart’s current assortment is made,...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – A Canadian company looking to build a propulsion system for hypersonic aircraft is planning to set up shop at Cecil Spaceport, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority said Tuesday. Space Engine Systems was lured to the...
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.