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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, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Collaborate. Innovate. Lead.

Board of Directors

seekers, both online and at the career centers. Their dedication continues to grow, as seen with the newly expanded Titusville career center and revamped, customer-centric website, The proof is in the numbers. Paula Just

Chair, CareerSource Brevard

CareerSource Brevard – a local workforce development system supported by its community, business and workforce partners – has made an unquestionable economic impact on Brevard. The attached report makes it even more evident. You'll see data demonstrating new program wins in health care, as well as ongoing program gains in manufacturing. Such data reinforces CareerSource Brevard’s resolve to utilize its sector strategy approach in the delivery of workforce programs and services. Each and every one of us have a stake in Brevard's economic success. Understanding the needs and talents sought by Space Coast employers is crucial component of that. CareerSource Brevard’s impact is even more evident as each year passes. Just look at the numbers – the grant dollars secured, career seekers trained and employed, and businesses who turn to us when seeking their next hires. This resource has proved itself invaluable to the changing needs of the business community. CareerSource Brevard’s responsiveness and dedication have reached more and more career

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That’s only the start of embracing enhanced technology, designed to deliver even more workforce services to the public. CareerSource Brevard has teamed up with C2 Global Professional Services, with sights set on providing exciting virtual employment support – an upward trend driven by both job-seekers and employers. As chair of the board, I am especially committed to ensuring the success of CareerSource Brevard’s workforce initiatives. The attached report offers a closer look at the impact CareerSource Brevard has had on our local economy. I hope you find it as helpful as I did, and I thank you for your part in it.

Paula Just

Chair, CareerSource Brevard


Businesses served

Business services at CareerSource Brevard (CSB), address the present and future needs of Brevard County’s employers and the people who live and work here. Attracting, recruiting and retaining skilled talent continues to top the list.

Services to businesses

Designed to support the success of Brevard’s businesses, CSB introduces career seekers to training and resources that support in-demand industries, customized résumé and interview preparation and effective online career search support. Businesses are connected to the right candidates, provided job fairs and recruitment events, employee training and industry-specific human resources support. This year, CSB’s sector strategy approach to providing workforce solutions was met with great success. This approach is based on identifying Brevard’s rapidly evolving industries and engaging partners and stakeholders in industry, education and workforce development. The goal is to align resources with the skills needs of these critical industries based on data and industry validation. Developing Brevard’s workforce with the skills necessary to advance their careers or to re-enter the workforce quickly, is paramount.

Our Services

Career seekers attended Recruiting events and job fairs

The support in planning and execution of our event hosted at the CareerSource Brevard location was exceptional. While having partnered with other organizations to host similar events, this was the first with this team and I felt as though they were in complete lock-step with our needs and requests. I could not have asked for more from an organization that was not an actual component of the military base itself. Exceptional! - Doc Massard, Northrop Grumman Corporate Military Talent Acquisition Lead Strategist

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017



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Obligated to OJT Program

CareerSource Brevard helps its employers bridge the gap between employees needing targeted skills and those who are well-qualified. Customized reimbursable training solutions include:

New employees received training

On-The-Job Training (OJT). This program is designed to provide a new employee with training at the employer’s worksite, while reimbursing the employer up to 50% of their new hire’s wages during a specified training period.

Obligated to EWT Program

Employed/Incumbent Worker Training (EWT). This program provides employers with assistance in organizing and funding skills training to improve the quality of their employees.

Employes received enhanced skills training

Work Experience. This program gives employers the opportunity to provide a potential employee with a short-term work experience.

Job candidates received Work Experience opportunities Businesses utilized the program

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Building the Talent Pipeline

Take Aim Brevard

CareerSource Brevard studies the region, the state and the nation when bringing best practices to Brevard. Through grant funding, we are able to make these practices a reality and enhance the opportunities available to Brevard’s workforce. There are many “wins” along the path to managing a grant program, however real success is helping a business thrive or a career seeker attain employment that leads to self sufficiency.

The Manufacturing Sector Strategy program has achieved many notable successes by facilitating an effective community partnership that is solving current and future local talent needs. Partnership wins include: The opening of Brevard Public Schools’ Bayside Manufacturing Academy serving 120 students and the acquiring of funds needed to modernize Eastern Florida State College‘s Manufacturing Training Center.

Many of CSB’s sector strategy initiatives are launched from the receipt of grants. The programs built around meeting each grant’s deliverables, are evidence of CSB’s sector strategies at work. The main goal for each of these sector strategy programs is to address the workforce issues within Brevard’s industries, which includes building a talent pipeline, finding solutions to skills gaps, and focusing on talent attraction strategies.

Partners include: Brevard’s manufacturing companies, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Regional Manufacturing Association of Florida’s Space Coast, The Pastors Community Alliance, Brevard Public Schools, Eastern Florida State College, Florida Institute of Technology and Brevard Adult Education.

CareerSource Brevard, in collaboration with its industry partners and the community, is “taking aim” on critical workforce issues. Clicking on the Take Aim BREVARD logo seen here, will take you to a web portal designed to facilitate communications among each of the sector strategy program partners: the manufacturing program, now in its third year, and the healthcare program, launched in 2016. And on the horizon, you’ll see Information Technology and Aviation and Aerospace sector strategy partners at work.


July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Manufacturers, educators and community partners engaged Career seekers served

Career seekers employed Skills trainings completed

GRANT-FUNDED PROGRAMS The Healthcare Sector Strategy program, also known as the Brevard Healthcare Sector Consortium, has been embraced by Healthcare Workforce industry employers and partners from workforce and education. The consortium is focused on ensuring that Brevard County can, and will continue to, produce skilled talent to meet the current and future workforce needs of its local healthcare industry organizations. Three industry-led committees were formed and began addressing the shortage in skilled talent. The committees focus on ways to improve 1) Staffing, 2) Education, Training & Technology, and 3) Soft skills. Early in its program year, the efforts of the Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium have solid numbers to report.

HEALTHCARE PROGRAM Healthcare professionals, educators and community partners engaged Industry improvement committee meetings In-demand healthcare occupation training scholarships granted

JDCD PROGRAM Career seekers employed

The Job Driven-Career Development (JDCD) program successfully completed its third and final program year, providing workforce services to Brevard’s unemployed and helping them secure self-sustaining jobs. The AARP Back to Work, 50+ Women’s Economic Stability Incentive program, in its second year partnership with Eastern Florida State College, continued on, successfully serving underemployed and unemployed career seekers.

Sector Strategies

Career seekers served

AARP PROGRAM Career seekers employed Career seekers served Career seekers enrolled in short-term certifications or longer-term degrees

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GRANT-FUNDED PROGRAMS Hurricane Matthew Grant After hurricane Matthew passed, the CSB team was introduced to the devastating impact left on Brevard. Having experienced the hurricanes of 2004, seasoned CSB staff had the insight to submit an early grant request that included the details necessary to receive adequate funding to assist Brevard with recovery efforts. Damages posed safety hazards to residents and visitors, and threatened thousands of acres of Brevard’s eco system. CSB focused resources on the areas that sustained substantial damage and areas that would typcially take years to receive restorative support. These areas included: Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, City of Cocoa Beach, City of Cape Canaveral, Brevard County Parks and the City of Palm Bay. Grant Fact: The amount of debris removed in Brevard County from Hurricane Matthew was 20 percent more than the amount removed from Hurricanes Charlie, Francis and Jean!

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Hours of recovery efforts Career seekers placed in temporary employment Career seekers employed Average hourly wages for employed career seekers

MILITARY PROGRAMS The CSB Veterans Program helps Veterans find employment in Brevard. CSB staff educate Brevard’s employers about the benefits of hiring Veterans and provide local Veterans with one-on-one career transition support and guidance.

Veteran Services


The Military Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) program delivers priority workforce services to eligible military family members of active military personnel. The CSB program Advocate works with military family members to obtain local employment as well as develop opportunities in occupations and industries that are growing and will be readily available in other geographic areas.

Veterans and transitioning service members employed Retention rate six months after hire Veterans served

MFEA PROGRAM Services provided to career seekers

You have been a great help since I moved to Florida. I was hired yesterday and I start work on Monday! I am super excited! You really go above and beyond in customer service. You are great in what you do! - Lilly, MFEA program participant

Services provided to employers

Career seekers received services

Employers received services

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Military family members employed

Military Families

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS CSB’s NextGen program serves young adults between the ages of 18-24 who are looking for work experience to help launch their careers. The NextGen team works diligently to enhance partnerships with organizations that provide employment support to young adults in need of special assistance. Because of these partnerships, CSB improved its ability to serve those with barriers to employment such as: homelessness, parenting responsibilites, transitioning from foster care, and more.



Passport To Work - Career Fair Plus, a career fair customized for young adults between the ages of 16-24, was held at the Melbourne Square Mall. There, more than 50 Brevard County employers and community partners met with more than 200 young adults at this successful event!

Young adults participated

Young adults employed

Young adults received advanced training

Young adults received paid work experiences

Young adults earned a high school diploma or GED certificate

“CSB’s NextGen participant, Tabitha successfully completed a paid internship with Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC). Her passion to work with children led to a permanent job at SCEIC.” – Val, NextGen Work-Based Training Specialist

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July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS For the fourth 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 the city of 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 second 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 the city of 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 valuable five-week internship within the various departments of the City of Cocoa.

JUNIOR TO JOBS PROGRAM Students returning from previous year Students received training Students completed internships

COCOA WORKS PROGRAM Students returned from the previous year Students received training Students completed internships

“At first, I thought the job of being an engineering assistant would just give me experience in only science and tech skills. Once in the job, I learned so much more about our City’s water system and how those treatments work. Plus, I got to see how important the environment is. - Participant, Cocoa Works

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Education Level



Central Brevard


South Brevard


North Brevard





< 22


High School


Some College


Bachelor’s Degree


Associate’s Degree


Vocational Certificate


Less Than High School


Masters or Higher


Average hourly wages for employed career seekers

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Brevard businesses served

Career seekers provided with employment services

Career seekers placed in jobs

Career seeker earnings for every CSB dollar spent

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017


FINANCIAL POSITION PROGRAM YEAR 2016-2017 Assets Current Assets Cash Certificates of deposit Contracts and other receivable Grant receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets

$344,170 $71,092 $38,278 $1,044,277 $150,230


Total current assets Property and Equipment

$2,118,536 ($1,732,049) $386,487

Property and equipment Less accumulated depreciation Net property and equipment



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

$780,684 $42,221 $80,972 $495,982 $9,100 $71,403 $5,063

Total current liabilities


Long-term Liabilities $107,053 $107,053

Accrued compensated absences Total long-term liabilities

Net Assets Unrestricted


Total net assets





ACTIVITIES PROGRAM YEAR 2016-2017 Revenues $8,386,051 $248,926 $60,218 $79,654 $726

Grant revenue (Federal) Contract revenue Charges for services Miscellaneous and other income Interest income



Expenses $8,132,603 $658,142 $115,253

Program services Management and general Depreciation and amoritization





Net assets, beginning of year



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