Florida Tech Launches Free Training Program, Supports Transition of Aerospace Workers

MELBOURNE, FLA. — A new partnership between Florida Institute of Technology and Brevard Workforce provides a free comprehensive business-training program to
qualified aerospace employees who are affected by the Space Shuttle retirement.

Through a series of introductory workshops, participants in the Entrepreneurial Training Services program will learn about entrepreneurial opportunities,
explore new business ideas, and assess their talents and passions. Local Brevard County entrepreneurs will share their success stories, and academic and
professional experts will serve as counselors and mentors to help transitioning employees with career decision-making.

Upon completing the workshops, participants may register for training by taking part in “real world” business seminars. Academic and professional experts
will offer instruction in the basics of marketing, finance and operations for a new business start-up. Participants will develop a business plan and have
an opportunity to present their plans before an expert business panel.

Additionally, Florida Tech is offering one full-tuition scholarship in the Florida Tech Online MBA Program to a student proposing the most promising new

All services are free to qualified aerospace workers. Workshops and training are conveniently scheduled and will be held at Kennedy Space Center. The first
workshop, Entrepreneur Career Path, will be held Thursday, July 9, 14, 15 or 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. in OSB II, room 1029. Two additional workshops,
Entrepreneurial Opportunities, and Business Opportunities, are scheduled starting July 20.

To become pre-qualified, contact Tammie Kovach at Brevard Workforce at (321) 394-0556 or aerospace@job-link.net.

For more information, contact Bob Keimer, program coordinator, Entrepreneurial Training Services, at the Florida Tech College of Business at (321)
674-7041, or at ets@fit.edu.

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