WFLA: Tampa Bay apprentice program connects students with construction jobs

View original article TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — There are millions of jobs available across the country, because people don’t have the skills to fill those positions. Now, there is a program available in the Tampa Bay Area to bridge that divide. The Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter invites students to become part of its apprentice program to help them prepare for and nab those high-paying jobs. “There are so many jobs out there that employers are willing to take a chance on [students] and get them training for free,” said Steve Kona III, the CEO of Associated […]

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FOX 13: Students Encouraged to Fill Shortage of Construction Workers

FOX 13: Students Encouraged to Fill Shortage of Construction Workers

He’s a leader in downtown Tampa’s redevelopment and Tuesday, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik told 700 Hillsborough County Public School students he needs their help to continue his mission. “We are facing a severe shortage of skilled construction workers here,” he said. Vinik and 40 Bay area businesses packed into Amalie Arena for a field trip for kids interested in skilled trade careers, specifically in the construction industry. Read Full Article

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Back To School for our valued employees

COX Electric would like to wish good luck to our two 4th year Electrical Apprentices, Felix and Jose, and our new 1st year apprentice, Joe, as they go back to school tonight! We are proud to have employees who strive to be experts in their industry!   Cox Electric Values Employees We believe in the success of our company and our employees. After (1) year of employment, we encourage our employees to join our ABC Apprenticeship Program where they can take trade specific classes at HCC and earn their Journeyman License. These classes are paid for by COX Electric! At […]

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Tampa Tribune: New tree, company bring Center Place tradition to life

BY LINDA CHION KENNEY Special Correspondent Published: December 17, 2014 Original Article in Tampa Tribune/Brandon News  BRANDON — Motorists traveling Parsons Avenue from Lumsden Road to Brandon Boulevard won’t be hard-pressed to see the town Christmas tree floating in the lake outside the Sandy Rodriguez Center, home to both the Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association and the Brandon Regional Library. But they might be hard-pressed not to take a look twice if they’ve been a faithful follower of the tree in years past. This year, “there’s a big change,” said Larry Cox, of the family-owned Cox Electric business […]

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