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January 2019 Events

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Workforce Development Committee Meeting

Join us for our January Workforce Development committee meeting with special guest Mark McCombs, Executive Director of Renaissance Jax.

Does Northeast Florida have a plan to replace the wave of retirees coming in the next 5-10 years? Renaissance Jax is helping to lead the charge for workforce development and talent retention in Northeast Florida through the growth of competitive youth robotics teams. In the last 5 years, we have taken the region from 100 to 4000 students who compete in FIRST Robotics. This program provides hands-on technical skills as well as the interdisciplinary teamwork skills that are foundational to the future of our workforce needs in the region. From leadership and management to advanced manufacturing and everything in between, our programs are building the talent that companies need to succeed long term.

When: Wednesday, January 9 – 8:00AM

Where: FCMA Office (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2, Jacksonville 32216)

RSVP: By e-mail to

New Member Orientation

FCMA's New Member Orientation is not only limited to New Member companies. FCMA offers this orientation to your employees who you want to be active in the association. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, hear about committees and get more involved with FCMA.

Upcoming Orientations: Thursday, January 10

Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: FCMA office (1615 Huffingham Road, Suite 2)
You must RSVP to attend. Please contact Maria to sign up.

Environmental Health & Safety Committee Meeting

Join us for our January EHS meeting with special guest speakers from FCMA member Cardio Sumo.

If a co-worker collapses, do your employees know what to do? During the EHS Committee Luncheon in January, Cardio Sumo will share how they are helping families and businesses prepare for first aid emergencies, with a special focus on cardiac emergency which will impact 1 in 7 Americans in their lifetime. They will demonstrate proper CPR techniques, show the group how to use a public access defibrillator, and answer questions about first aid.

When: Thursday, January 17 – 12:00PM

Where: Northeast Florida Safety Council, 1725 Art Museum Dr, Jacksonville FL 32207

RSVP: By e-mail to

Lunch will be provided, thanks to sponsor Cardio Sumo.

If you can't make it, don't worry: For our FCMA comrades, Cardio Sumo offers free 1-hour on-site trainings on CPR & AED use. Those sign-in sheets are good to keep on file for the OSHA and Workers Comp people. Call (904) 800-9439 to schedule.

Lunch with Lake

Available dates: Fridays - January 25, February 8 and February 15

Locations to be determined after all guests have signed up.

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January General Meeting

Our January General Meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, 4-6 PM at FSCJ Downtown. Join us as we kickoff 2018 and *make* it a great year!

Located at: 401 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Advanced Technology Center, Room 140-141.

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Tallahassee Advocacy Trip

This is one of our most popular events. FCMA President Lake Ray invites you to make a difference and offer your perspective to key influencers in Tallahassee.

When: March 27-28, 2019

Why: To advocate for the manufacturing industry with high-level policy makers. Make your voice heard in our state's capitol!

More details found here.

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