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State of Jobs Conference Parents Night set for Robarts Arena Oct. 10

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Join us at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Robarts Arena for the inaugural State of Jobs Conference Parent’s Night. The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Manatee Community Foundation.

the event will showcase a variety of local career and college opportunities, with representatives from trending businesses and industries, colleges and universities. 

. The evening will focus on six topics of discussion.

  • Engineering & High-Tech Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Business/Entrepreneurship

In addition to learning about these industries in a short keynote setting, parents will have the opportunity to hear and speak with some of the local higher education institutions we have in our community. These institutions include but are not limited to:

  • State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • New College of Florida
  • Manatee Technical College
  • Keiser University
  • University of Florida Innovation Station

There is no cost for the evening and it includes dinner. Registration is required. Once we fill up seats, we will provide an opportunity to register for the waiting list and will be contacted day-of if more spots become available.

For questions about parents night, please contact Chris Laney at

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