CSTB Press Release – CareerSource Tampa Bay to Host Open Lab Hours

CareerSource Tampa Bay to Host Open Lab Hours

~ Instructors will assist customers with various Career Development & Job Search Preparation~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) announces the establishment of Open Lab, a hands-on technical assistance experience for resume & cover letter formatting & critiquing, Employ Florida registration & navigation, Florida Ready to Work certifications and other e-learning platforms.


The primary focus is empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate various resume creation and formatting aspects.

Key features of Open Lab include:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Formatting & Critiquing: Our Employability Skills Training Instructors are well-versed in the latest resume formatting trends and industry best practices. They will guide you through creating a polished and professional resume tailored to your unique strengths and experiences.
  • Florida Ready to Work Certifications: Career readiness training and credentialing platform that provides job seekers with the foundational employability skills required to take the next step towards employment, including professionalism, effective communication, teamwork and collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Other E-Learning Platform Assistance: Our Open Lab supports various e-learning employability training sites while navigating through e-learning.


Employability Skills Training Instructors will guide customers through becoming gainfully employed, offering support to ensure resumes meet industry standards and stand out in today’s competitive job market.


“At CSTB, we acknowledge the importance of having a space that allows our customers to have an opportunity for e-learning, including but not limited to Florida Ready to Work employability skills training certifications, Alison, Employ Florida, and O*NET,” says Martiza Morales, Career Services Director. “Our hope is this initiative will allow customers to embark on a journey to refine their resumes, obtain valuable certifications, and confidently master e-learning platforms. We want to empower the residents of Hillsborough County to achieve their professional and educational aspirations.”


For more information about the new Open Lab, contact Maritza Morales at 813-930-7400 Ext—2507 or via email at [email protected].


About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,377,669.


CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 97,000 services to 20,000 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2021-22. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our six career centers, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We work closely with all Veterans.


Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network, to learn more, visit



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