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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Industry News and Updates
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – Mac Papers and Packaging, one of the largest paper and packaging distributors in the Southeast, announced Monday the appointment of Charles Paquin as the company’s new CEO. Prior to joining Mac Papers and Packaging,...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) has announced it will expand U.S. production of Belgian lager Stella Artois in the U.S. this summer at four breweries, including Jacksonville. A-B officials said the move...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – A wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation landed a key zoning approval this week that brings the company one step closer to developing a large-scale, high-tech manufacturing hub at the Miami Valley Research Park....
Manufacturing/Aviation Jacksonville manufacturer looks to take over straw market with biodegradable product
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – A Georgia-based foodservice company is manufacturing biodegradable straws in Jacksonville, with the product being used in local establishments like the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club and Omni Amelia Island Resort — as well...
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) – The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has secured a flight it's been working for for more than a decade: a direct connection to Los Angeles. JetBlue Airways announced Thursday it will offer nonstop flights from...
St. Augustine Distillery co-founder McDaniel helped change state laws. Now he’s advocating nationally
(Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) -- As co-founder and now CEO of the St. Augustine Distillery, Philip McDaniel figured out that before he could even open his doors on the tourism/manufacturing/retail business, he was going to need some changes from the...
Meet Roben Faircloth, Advanced Manufacturing Industry Manager
Roben Faircloth is the Manufacturing sector manager at CareerSource Northeast Florida.
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.