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Talent Dividend


By increasing the number of college graduates in Tampa Bay by 1 percent of our population, $3 billion would be generated in additional personal incomes, or revenue. Annually. That's why the Tampa Bay region is competing with 57 other U.S. cities/regions, including Pittsburgh, Memphis, Cincinnati and Oklahoma City, for a $1 million prize that will recognize success in attaining college degrees through the Talent Dividend.

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Mary Seville and Leslie Wall are co-founders of Adventures in Engineering. - Julie Branaman

New Summer Camp Will Teach STEM Skills To Tampa Children

STEM-related job opportunities are increasing nationwide. This summer, local children will have the chance to learn new skills in the arenas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at a new Tampa day camp.

Ishmael Lopez attends the Black, Brown and College Bound Summit. - Julie Branaman

Black, Brown And College Bound: On The Road to Success

Ishmael Lopez and Java Royal, students at Hillsborough Community College, appreciate Latino and black men who serve as male role models so much that both already serve as mentors to pay it forward to the next generation.

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Graduate Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay Community Colleges Target Baby Boomers

Tampa Bay area community colleges create special programs to attract baby boomers looking to reinvent themselves or change careers. 

Teacher Kendra Alexander helps out during lunchtime. - Julie Branaman

Early Learning Initiative Takes New Approach In Preschool Education

A pilot preschool program being tested in Pinellas County aims to reinvent pre-K curriculum and culture to improve academic performance among children living in low-income families.

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Graduate Tampa Bay: Parents-Led Initiative Helps Students Prepare For College

Parents at Robinson High School in South Tampa create a College and Career Center to help students navigate the sometimes daunting college application process.

Col. Scott V. DeThomas. - James Branaman

"Not Your Average Speakers'': Tampa Bay Employers, Military Veterans Connect Over Jobs

Business leaders, military personnel and members of the larger community make connections, get advice and share their workforce transition stories as part the latest 83 Degrees Media "Not Your Average Speakers'' series in Tampa.

Aly Cote and team leader Margi Nanney discuss project details. - Julie Branaman

Florida Students Race To Finish Line At F1 World Championship

Five public high school students from Manatee County will represent the United States at the 9th annual F1 in Schools World Championship Competition in Austin, Texas, November 9-15. The Allegiance Racing Team qualified by winning the national championship in May.

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TIP: It's Chic To Be A Geek At This Summer Camp

Florida schools are finding creative, new opportunities to implement and promote STEM-related classes in public schools. Pinellas County, for instance, teamed up this past summer with Duke University's TIP (Talent Identification Program) to offer summer camp for their best and brightest students to explore advanced science, technology, engineering and math.

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Encore Tampa Bay Combines Personal, Social Fulfillment

A new social change movement in Tampa Bay looks at revitalizing the way people approach retirement, producing a reservoir of talent to create businesses and solve problems.

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Graduate Tampa Bay: HCC's Vet Tech Program Engages Students In Real-World Experiences

About 92 percent of graduates of Hillsborough Community College's veterinary technology program find jobs within a year of graduation, joining one of the nation's fastest-growing career fields.

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Graduate Tampa Bay: Single Mom Conquers Fear, Disability To Return To School

Jodi Bell not only fulfills her dreams, but learns valuable life skills while pursuing a college degree.

Not Your Average Speaker panelists.

Tampa Bay Speakers Advocate For STEM, STEAM In Education

Erin Chantry, an urban planner in Tampa, writes about her impressions and take-aways -- including the biggest surprise -- from the May 16 "Not Your Average Speakers'' event hosted by 83 Degrees Media at MOSI Tampa.

Photo courtsey Jodi Johnson

Graduate Tampa Bay: Older Learner Says 'Don't Be Afraid Of Failure'

New College student Jodi Johnson overcame a lot of self doubts (I'm too old, I can't do math, I can't afford tuition, etc.) to return to college as an experienced learner. She's now thriving in Sarasota and sharing Tampa Bay's cultural assets in the process.

Tony Duda

Talent Sprocket Tweaks E-Recruiting For Better Results, Tampa Bay

Tony Duda is focused on improving the hiring process with a new high-tech, platform that improves employers' odds for finding the right candidate for the right job. He and his team at a Tampa Bay-based startup company called Talent Sprocket have developed an innovative software platform that targets some of the flaws in the current e-recruiting process.

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Graduate Tampa Bay: From Silicon Valley To Sarasota

Having already moved from Canada to Silicon Valley, entrepreneur and techie Jeff Paleczny decides to “re-career’’ and make the Tampa Bay region his home.
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