Award Winning Service

National Awards

  • 2006 ETA Recognition of Excellence Honoree
  • 2004 Demand-Driven Incubator Site
  • 2003 NAWB Ted Small Award Honoree-Recognizes that the success of workforce initiatives depends on the formation of strategic public and private alliances between businesses, workforce investment boards, schools, labor unions, community-based organizations and other groups intent on the same goal.
  • 2002 JAG Workforce Development Leadership Award- Recognizes long-time service as a leader in youth development throughout Florida and national workforce investment systems.

State of Florida Awards

  • 2013 Florida Economic Development Council’s Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year - CEO Rusty Skinner
  • 2006 - High Performance Award
  • Top-Six/High Performing Region, 2003
  • 2002 Workforce Excellence Award Winner: Business Services- Recognizes a workforce board for exemplifying extraordinary performance in the area of “Employer Services” during the period from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
  • Top Achiever: Short Term Incentives, 2002
  • Top-Six Earner: Performance Incentives, 2002
  • Workforce Florida Superior Performance Award, 1999

Local Awards

  • 2016 Florida Public Relations Association Mid-Florida Image Award Public Relations Programs: Manufacturing Careers Training
  • 2015 Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Award of Distinction Public Relations Programs: From Workforce to CareerSource
  • 2015 Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Award of Distinction Printed Tools of Public Relations: Career Resource Guide
  • 2014 Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Award for Website Redesign and Rebranded Redsign
  • 2013 Citrus County Economic Development Council's Award of Excellence - CEO Rusty Skinner
  • 2010 Supernova Award
  • 2010 Communicator of the Year Award (Institutional)
  • 2000 Ocala/Marion County EDC Business Leadership Award