By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council hosted a March 27 event that placed representatives from 46 universities around the nation, four state colleges and 40 Florida companies in one room to spark a conversation on what high-tech jobs are available in the Sunshine State and how they can help fill them.
The council — an Orlando-based regional economic development organization comprised of 14 state colleges, 12 CareerSource boards and various professionals that included presidents from state universities — created the Talent Forum event as a solution to a problem that many companies in Florida face: finding the right experienced talent.
In a setting that operates much like a speed dating, company CEOs, directors and more met with college career service representatives to learn about what programs they offer that teach skills they need for the workforce.
As those relationships are being formed, many businesses have hundreds of jobs that need to be filled now.
Here, OBJ spoke with executives from Lockheed Martin Corp., OneWeb LLC and Photon-X to learn their strategies, desired employees qualities and more.