Support Industries Include: Construction, Public Safety, Education, and Hospitality
Spotlight on Success
As the region continues to grow, expansion is also seen in additional occupations that support this very growth. These support industries encompass various jobs and skill sets, al of which are vital to keeping the region thriving.
An Unexpected Career Path
Ashley - Job Business Development Manager role at Marand Builders
Ashley Szczukowski never intended to be employed in the construction industry. She returned to school at a turning point, needing to make a change because of an economic downturn. She attended Florida State College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida as a non-traditional student at age 38, studying communications and public relations. She credits the generosity of a local family...
Building Their Own Workforce Pipeline
Janet Duffy of Eisman & Russo, Inc.
Construction Career Days, held in February each year at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, engages 11th and 12th graders. Over the course of three days, over 3,000 students in 11 counties throughout the region participate in learning labs, use equipment, and can ask questions of industry professionals. Every student is encouraged to attend these events, regardless of their interest in transpor...
“Look at your skill set. Determine where there are gaps. Decide what it will take to fill those gaps and be willing to do the work that others are not willing to do.”
Business Development Manager, Marand Builders
“As the needs grow in our community, so does the need for our young men and women in our area to learn about and pursue a career in the Construction / Engineering profession.”