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FCDI is excited to be hosting the 6th Annual ROBOTICON Tampa Bay K-12 STEAM Showcase and FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event! At ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2018, nearly 1000 students from around Tampa Bay and Florida will descend on the University of South Florida...read more
The persistent inequities across our country underscore our urgent, national need to address and alleviate racial, ethnic and other tensions and to promote diversity within our communities. As leaders of some of America’s largest corporations, we manage thousands of...read more
In terms of opportunity for growth and improvement, the Talent driver shows no shortage of areas in which the community might choose to examine, understand, and engage. ...In terms of Outcomes, Tampa Bay performs well in the aggregate measures - migration, GRP growth...read more
FCDI Executive Director, Terri Willingham, spent some time speaking with the great folks at PLuGHiTz Live during the Synapse Innovation Summit, back in March. We appreciate the opportunity to share our story, and grateful to PLuGHiTz Live for being such a great...read more
Back in March, we invited the ARM institute to join us at the Synapse Innovation Summit, at the FCDI organized STEM Pavilion. Our friends at PLuGHiTz Live spent some time speaking with ARM Institute CEO, Dr. Byron Clayton, who gives a great overview of the mission...read more
A great article ran in FreeCodeCamp recently. Titled "How to escape tutorial purgatory as a new developer ..." Not far behind it was a piece at Inside Higher Ed titled "Breaking through the Parchment Ceiling",a review of the book, Free Range Learning in the Digital...read more
FCDI Executive Director Terri Willingham shared our work with the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center, with the great crew at PLuGHiTz Live, during the FIRST Robotics Competition Orlando Regional, earlier this year.read more
To prepare our residents for careers that not only provide jobs today, but will continue to support them and their families for decades to come, a collective effort—spanning government, education and industry—is required. - Jim Kenney - Mayor, City of Philadelphia, In...read more
At the invitation of the ARM Institute, FCDI headed up to Greenville, South Carolina this past week to meet with ARMs Chief Workforce Officer, Rebecca Hartley, and the amazing folks at Greenville Technical College , Spartanburg Community College and the South Carolina...read more
Meet Michele Mendez FCDI is delighted to welcome Michele Mendez to our Board of Directors. Michele is a Vice President with Bank of America, specializing in Small Business Lending. She is also Special Events Executive Producer for PLuGHiTz Live, where, she says, " I...read more
FCDI board members joined over 30,000 people attending the FIRST Championship in Houston last week, to celebrate and support more than 15,000 students, ages 6-18, from more than 40 countries, at the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and...read more
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation heads to Texas next week, for the Houston FIRST Championship. In addition to cheering on Tampa Bay area teams competing at the event, we’re facilitating two workshop sessions at the FIRST Conference there. Manufacturing...read more
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