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October 19, 2012
Contact Name: Denise Beasley, Communications Director
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA- Brevard Workforce, the area authority on workforce development was recognized on Monday night at the TechNovation Awards Banquet for excellence in supporting the growth and prosperity of technology companies. President Lisa Rice and Community Resources Coordinator Jan Conrad represented Brevard Workforce in accepting the Congressional Medal of Merit in Technology Cultivation.
An exclusive reception and V.I.P. awards dinner was held to kickoff the Exposition, hosted by Embraer, a jet aircraft manufacturer based in Melbourne, Florida. The dinner took place at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne on Monday, October 8. The keynote address was presented by John P. Mulholland, Vice President and Program Manager for Commercial Programs Space Exploration at Boeing. Congressman Bill Posey and Melbourne Regional Chamber President, Christine Michaels, presented Brevard Workforce with a Congressional Medal in recognition of its Bizlaunch program. Following the dinner, Brevard Workforce was a marketing partner for the 2nd annual Florida TechXpo event sponsored by the Melbourne Regional Chamber which allowed companies with advanced technologies and innovations to display their products and services to other companies looking for resources and suppliers.
“This is a great honor, “remarked Rice. “Our BizLaunch program is one of the many exciting initiatives happening at Brevard Workforce and we are very fortunate to have talented people supporting those efforts.”
Brevard Workforce’s Biz Launch is a networking, support and skill building group for those contemplating the option of becoming an entrepreneur. Biz Launch has two groups that meet weekly, inspiring and promoting an environment of possibilities and hope for America’s small business owners. Over and over again the lessons of those who present each week provide a common thread of inspiration and education.
Rice went on to mention that more than 50 businesses have already been created out of the Brevard Workforce BizLaunch group. “That has a huge impact on our local economy. The services we provide today not only help launch business in Brevard but help to create rewarding careers,” stated Rice.
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Programs funded through Brevard Workforce are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For more information about Brevard Workforce, call 504-7600 toll free in Brevard and visit us online at www.brevardworkforce.com, www.launchnewcareers.com and facebook.com/brevardworkforce.
Brevard Workforce is a regional public/private partnership under Workforce Florida, Inc. The Brevard Workforce Development Board includes representatives of local government, education, agencies, organized labor, economic development, community-based organizations and social service agencies. Private employers comprise a majority of each Workforce Board and the chair is elected from the private sector membership. Workforce Boards should be representative of the employer mix in the community, in terms of both size and type of industry. The mission of Brevard Workforce is to facilitate and be the catalyst for workforce development services that are responsive to the employment needs of Brevard County.