2015-16 CareerSource Brevard

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Our Vision A highly competitive workforce for Brevard County.

Our Mission Facilitate and be the catalyst for workforce development services that are responsive to the employment needs of Brevard County.

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Collaborate. Innovate. Lead.

and others who benefit from training and transition services, all of which fortifies Brevard’s workforce.

Robert L. Jordan, Jr., CM Chair, CareerSource Brevard

During the 2015-16 program year, the pace of change in workforce never slowed — driven by anticipated shifts in unemployment rate, labor force, funding and the first full year of the implementation of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Once again, our community partners, board members and forward thinking staff, faced the challenge of transforming Career Source Brevard’s (CSB) programs and services to meet the needs and behaviors of its businesses and career seekers. As a guiding principle of CSB, we serve career seekers by focusing on the needs of business. This principle is based on business being our primary customer. In this way, career seekers are identified, trained, selected, and matched to meet the evolving needs of Brevard’s economy. Our response to change kept CSB at the forefront of its industry by further identifying workforce trends and increasing our delivery of customized services to our employers. To serve career seekers, CSB continued to support a pipeline of valuable talent — career changers, returning veterans, family members of active duty military, dislocated, disabled and mature workers

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This was a year of opening doors to new sources of talent and doors to improving the skills of the workforce we have locally. CSB continues to build upon its philosophy of collaboration and partnering, bringing relevant stakeholders together for strategic conversations to best anticipate industry trends and shifts, and specific needs of employers and career seekers. And last but not least, on behalf of the board of directors, we look forward to continuing CSB’s long tradition of excellent leadership with our newly appointed president, Ms. Marci Murphy. Marci brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that will keep us at the forefront of providing cutting edge services for all our customers. CSB is a strong and vibrant organization, known for the valuable contribution it makes to Brevard's economy and the well-being of its citizens. All citizens should be proud to have such a strong organization focused on serving the community. I welcome you to our year in review.

Robert L. Jordan, Jr., CM Chair, CareerSource Brevard

BUSINESS TO JOBS As our economy evolved, CareerSource Brevard paid very close attention to Brevard’s businesses and their workforce needs, identified emerging trends and designed and implemented relevant programs and services required to meet those needs. One of CSB’s most valuable business services are its recruiting events and job fairs, beneficial to both employers and career seekers. Through ongoing collaboration with its community partners, CSB continued to offer business learning events to Brevard’s employers, both large and small, in an effort to share relevant information that supports their growth. Event topics included: Family Medical Leave Act Updates, Employment Law, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Conflict Resolutions, and Millennials in the Workplace. CareerSource Brevard will continue to focus on serving Brevard’s businesses with high quality, integrated, customized services to meet their ever-changing workforce support, talent attraction, and talent retention needs.

Our Services

Businesses served

73,929 179 12

Services to Businesses

Career Seekers attended Recruiting Events and Job Fairs

Local business reps attended Expert-led Business Learning events

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July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016



The On-The-Job Training (OJT) program enabled employers to hire and train new employees at their place of business, while being reimbursed up to 50% of their new hire’s wages during the specified training period.

Individual-written contracts

In EWTs representing


The Employed/Incumbent Worker Training (EWT) program provided employers with assistance in organizing and funding the training efforts of current employees within their organization.


Job candidates received Work Experience opportunities

The Work Experience program allowed employers to provide a short-term work experience to candidates.

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Tax-Based Credits

In OJTs representing

CareerSource Brevard served its employers through the use of reimbursable training solutions that helped employers train both new and current staff, and helped bridge the gap between employees needing targeted skills and those who are well-qualified.

On-the-Job Training

When the CEO Also Wears the HR Hat


Businesses utilized the program

We get candidates that typically have no background in composite manufacturing, so we look for transferable skills. Then with the OJT program through CareerSource Brevard, we are able train them our way. One third of our current workforce came through the OJT program. I would recommend it to other businesses. - Ron Taibl, Executive Vice President, COMPSYS

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GRANT-FUNDED PROGRAMS CSB has a track record of effectively administrating grant-funded programs in an effort to develop a solid pipeline of skilled talent.

Take Aim Brevard


CSB has embraced a sector strategy approach to performing the business of workforce. This approach convenes high need, high growth industries and facilitates discussions identifying their workforce needs now and in the future. Building sustainable talent was and continues to be, its primary goal. The Advancing in Manufacturing (AIM) Sector Strategy grant program achieved major gains this year by identifying critical skills gaps, which led a strategy to create a manufacturing talent pipeline in Brevard. Support was given to Brevard Public Schools and Eastern Florida State College to secure funding for their manufacturing skills training initiatives and to share committee recommendations identifying training gaps in current curriculum. CSB’s development of new and existing partnerships: Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC), Manufacturing Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC), Pastors Community Alliance, Brevard Public Schools, and Eastern Florida State College are actively engaging in AIM subcommittees, making this sustainable strategy possible.

Manufacturers, educators and community partners engaged Participants served

Career seekers completed CSB’s Computer Numerical Control (CNC) online simulation course CNC-trained career seekers became employed Young adults hired in summer manufacturing internships

AIM Resource Asset Mapping In Brevard

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GRANT-FUNDED PROGRAMS The Job Driven-Career Development (JDCD) grant afforded CSB the opportunity to collaborate with its CareerSource partners in Flagler Volusia and Alachua Bradford to serve the long term unemployed quickly and efficiently.

JDCD PROGRAM Career seekers employed

In its second year, the program was redesigned to serve not just the long term unemployed residents of Brevard but all eligible residents who have become unemployed. With one more year remaining in the grant, CSB is poised to meet and exceed the grant’s goals.

Career seekers served


The AARP Back to Work, 50+ Women’s Economic Stability Incentive grant program in partnership with Eastern Florida State College, served primarily women who are either underemployed or unemployed.

Career seekers employed Career seekers served

Career seekers enrolled in short-term certifications or longer-term degrees Now after many years, this is the first time I have seen a good united front to try to bring manufacturers and academia together along with regional workforce boards and politicians to help promote our industry and to listen to what our needs are. Through this Sector Strategy, we are in hopes to even bring better continuity to this goal. - Art Hoelke, VP/GM/FSO, Knight's Armament Company

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MILITARY PROGRAMS Veterans deserve priority of service. In the last program year, veterans and transitioning service members received individualized staff-assisted services resulting in an increase of employment over last year for this very deserving talent pool. CareerSource Brevard provides a Military Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) program to family members of active military personnel. The CSB program advocate provides career assistance from resume writing and interview preparation to connections with local employers and more. Additionally, the advocate educates local employers on the skill sets of active military family members and the benefits of hiring this talent pool.

Military Spouses

Military Services

VETERANS PROGRAM Veterans and transitioning service members employed Veterans served


Success: Sixteen participants completed the Career JumpStart for Florida's Military Youth at Patrick Air Force Base, which was made possible through a generous grant from Wells Fargo and partnership with 4H and area employers.

Services provided to career seekers Services provided to employers Career seekers received services Employers received services

Welcoming Veterans Home

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July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Military Families

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS 2015 ushered in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, with changes on how CareerSource Brevard’s NextGen program could assist young adults.




Now, young career seekers through the age of twenty-four, especially those who are out-of-school, could receive employer-based training. The result enabled NextGen to provide more direct connections to employment for young adults entering the workforce than before. To prepare for this step, 158 teens and young adults received employment preparation services through the Dynamic Futures program, a four-day, education and career preparation program. The program helped participants identify interests, create employment plans, complete academic and occupational assessments, improve their job search skills, and learn about workplace culture and how to make the right impression while on the job. Thirty-one different employers offered work experiences to NexGen participants, making it possible for these young adults to be placed in a worksite best suited to their goals and interests.

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Young Adults participated in the NextGen Program

Young Adults gained employment or advanced training Received Paid Work Experiences Completed On-the-Job Trainings Increased their basic reading, math or language levels Earned a High School Diploma or GED

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS For the third year, the Juniors to Jobs program, in partnership with the City of Palm Bay, continued to provide a valuable work experience for incoming senior students in Palm Bay’s high schools. The week-long program provided work readiness training that highlighted career exploration and skills training activities, and culminated in a five-week paid internship with local employers. For the first year, CareerSource Brevard partnered with the City of Cocoa to launch Cocoa Works, a summer youth employment program for incoming junior and senior students in Cocoa’s high schools. The week-long program provided valuable work experience and work readiness training that highlighted career exploration and skills training activities. All students experienced a five-week internship within various departments of the City of Cocoa.

JUNIOR TO JOBS Students received training

Students received extended internships Students gained employment

COCOA WORKS Students received training

Students received extended internships

During my summer internship, I was exposed to almost every department of the police force. I watched and helped Crime Scene Techs analyze crime scenes, watched detectives conduct interviews, participated in ride-alongs with officers, and went to warrant servings. I am so glad I chose the police department as it has changed my perspective and possibly my career choice. - Bryce P., J2J Participant

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016







Manufacturing Professional


Administrative and Support Retail Trade Other Services Accommodation/Food

195 129 129 124 124


100 Finance/Insurance 93 93 73 Transportation Warehousing 60 Public Administration 58 Real Estate 52 Education 49 Wholesale Trade 39 Information 21 Arts, Entertainment, Recreation 10 Utilities 7 Not Classified 5 Management 4 Agriculture


Businesses served

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CAREER SEEKERS Career Seekers served

Average wage range for Career Seekers employed

Career Seekers employed

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016


CAREER SEEKERS Education Level

35.2% High School


Vocational Certificate

21.2% Some College


Less Than High School



Masters or Higher

Bachelor’s Degree

12.8% Associate’s Degree

52.1% Age


20.7% 55+ 19.6% 22-29 7.6%

< 22

53.5% Central Brevard Region

32.9% South Brevard 13.6% North Brevard


54.6% Female 45.4% Male

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FINANCIAL POSITION PROGRAM YEAR 2015-2016 Assets Current Assets Cash Certificates of deposit Grants receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets

$497,637 $70,514 $479,326 $152,714


Total current assets

Property and Equipment

Property and equipment, net




Liabilities and Net Assets Current Liabilities Accounts payable Due to related parties Refundable advances Accrued wages and benefits Accrued compensated absences

Total current liabilities

Net Assets

$821,482 $2,500 $11,571 $182,584 $111,315

$1,129,452 $572,479

Unrestricted net assets


July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016



ACTIVITIES PROGRAM YEAR 2015-2016 Revenues Grant revenue Contract revenue Charges for services Miscellaneous

$7,856,927 $366,688 $41,682 $35,564



Expenses $7,555,399 $803,178

Program services Management and general





Unrestricted Net Assets $630,195 $572,479

Beginning Ending

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