S.T.A.R.S. Program

On April 4, 2019, STARS launched their first annual “Build Your Future” Career Fair for Career Exploration and Job Readiness. The first of its kind, the event offered career exploration in a fun, family-oriented setting to encourage citizens to explore career opportunities within the construction, healthcare, hospitality, law enforcement and technology industries. Grants and other short-term training opportunities geared towards high skill/high wage jobs are available through the program.

  • Community sponsors include:
    • The City of Fort Myers (S.T.A.R.S. Program and Southwest Florida Enterprise Center)
    • 21st Century Collaboration
    • CareerSource Southwest Florida
    • Cornerstone Ministry
    • Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Center
    • Dunbar High School
    • Fort Myers Technical College
    • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
    • Fort Myers Housing Authority
    • Fort Myers Accelerator
    • Future Makers
    • Tri-County Apprentice Academy
    • Quality of Life Center
    • United Way
  • Corporate sponsors include:
    • B&I Construction
    • DeAngelis Diamond
    • Entech
    • Family Health Centers of SWFL
    • Lee Health
    • MidWestOne Bank 

Community support and reception of the program was overwhelmingly positive, and the coordinators plan to collaborate on future events.