Workforce Connection and College of Central Florida Partner to Launch Talent Hub

Workforce Connection is partnering with the College of Central Florida to launch “Talent Hub,” an innovative workforce program to assist professionals in transition through crowdsourcing and freelancing opportunities. Our goal is to teach you the skills needed to compete and succeed in the new world of work.

That new world of work is a “Free Agent Nation” of borderless workplaces where freelancers profit by coworking in project-specific virtual teams that form, collaborate, disband and form again. Collectively, there are more than 40 million members in this contingent workforce which companies can tap into to get work done without weighing down the bottom line.

To get started, we are holding one more Talent Hub orientation in partnership with the College of Central Florida (CF): the next one is on Monday, April 30 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the college’s Learning and Conference Center (C4 on the attached map) in Lecanto. Next month, we’ll begin a special training program that takes place once a week for four weeks. There is no charge to participate in the training.

You can sign up for the orientation here.

The program will be presented by Steve Urquhart, formerly with Workforce Florida and Enterprise Florida and whose company, T21 Solutions, specializes in workforce alternative strategies and project management. Urquhart, an Army veteran, is also founder of VETSourcing, a nonprofit that helps veterans in the Orlando area make the transition from military service to civilian careers. VETSourcing’s goal is to provide the veterans, especially those with disabilities which preclude traditional employment, with paid work opportunities and projects that will help them earn a living, sharpen their skills, and become increasingly competitive for full-time placements, additional project assignments and greater earning potential.

“Jobs may be in short supply, but in some industries there is actually more work than ever as companies are beginning to ramp back up and prepare for market demands,” Urquhart said.

We are excited about the potential for Talent Hub and possibility of opening up this new world of work to those who never thought it was even possible. That’s just the beginning of what’s in store for Talent Hub.

If you are interested in joining the talent hub, or just finding out more, sign up for one of the orientations by sending an email to talenthub@clmworkforce.com. You may also call the Talent Hub information line at 800-434-5627, ext. 1147.

You’ll find a variety of additional information by visiting http://YourTalentHub.com and by following us on Twitter @YourTalentHub and checking us out on Facebook at Facebook.com/YourTalentHub.

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Freelancing, New World of Work, Training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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