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Lake County, FL Office of Elevate Lake

Real Talent

Lake County works hard to ensure it has an available and well prepared workforce for existing, emerging and prospective businesses by working closely with all of its local workforce partners. Due to this emphasis on workforce training, employers in Lake County have access to a large, talented employee pool with candidates possessing diverse skill-sets and a strong work ethic.

Talent Pipeline

More than 500,000 students are enrolled at higher education institutions within a 100 mile radius of Lake County.


The Orlando region is ranked sixth for quality of workforce amongst large U.S. cities (Foreign Direct Investment Magazine)

Florida’s workforce is #3 in the U.S. (CNBC Best States for Business)

Lake-Sumter State College, voted national learning center of the year, is a threecampus institution serving over 7,500 students. The college offers DirectConnect, a partnership with the University of Central Florida The college's Health Sciences Collegiate Academy is a four-year program offering 9th graders the opportunity to explore health sciences and gain early exposure to college courses, while preparing them for a career in Lake County's expansive healthcare industry.

Scheduled for completion in 2017, the Lake County Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at Lake Technical College in Eustis will provide future workforce training in the fields of computerized machining, welding and fabrication, and is set to be one of the premier workforce training facilities in Central Florida. In addition, the CAM can provide customized training to meet any company-specific workforce needs.

Beacon College is a four-year accredited liberal arts college which partners with and engages undergraduates who learn differently. Providing an education and campus culture that empowers and guides students along their individual paths to knowledge, self-discovery, and success.

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