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
Lee & Cates Glass acquired by Safelite (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) -- Longtime Jacksonville auto glass supplier Lee & Cates Glass has been acquired by Safelite Group, one of the largest companies in the industry. Details of the transaction,...
Oct. 12, 2020 (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) A Jacksonville startup has applied for a patent for an HVAC monitoring system that sanitizes the air while ventilating it. Polar Controller’s system created a monitoring system for HVAC and cooling...
Oct. 5, 2020 (Courtesy of Industry Week) There are articles every day in the trade magazines describing the new digital programs that will revolutionize manufacturing. They are all about bringing digital technology to the shop floor to increase...
Sept. 28, 2020 (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) Space conglomerate Redwire, which acquired Jacksonville-based Made In Space in June, is moving its headquarters to the First Coast, a move that could see it expand its footprint and workforce. “It’s really...
People walk under Intel logo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna Sept. 21, 2020 (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) A stunning slip in Intel’s manufacturing development reverberated through Wall Street on...
Sept. 14, 2020 (Courtesy of Flight Global) Collins Aerospace will likely not begin shipping components for Boeing’s still-grounded 737 Max until the second half of 2021. The aerospace company’s parent Raytheon Technologies also disclosed on 28 July plans to...
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.