Tag: on the job training

When Rick Carlson was building SharpSpring in 2011, he connected with the local startup community – an innovative group of entrepreneurs changing Gainesville’s startup landscape. Three years later, the 25-person marketing automation company was acquired by email delivery service provider SMTP in a $5 million cash sale and $10 million earn-out based on reaching $5…

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In August 2014, Tina Jones made some unexpected friends. Tina, a 28-year-old diabetic woman, was joined by eight-year-old Danny Rivera suffering from persistent cough, 78-year-old Esther Park complaining of abdominal pain, and Brian Foster, a 58-year-old man recovering from routine surgery. What does Tina have in common with Danny, Esther and…

After 11 years working with MRI machines, electrical engineer Rob Ladkani now uses his skills to advance the development of unmanned aircraft. Companies like Gainesville-based drone manufacturer Altavian provide unemployed and underemployed professionals with new career opportunities through CareerSource North Central Florida’s Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT). In 2011, three University of Florida…