The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) will conduct a hiring event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 28 at a pair of CareerSource Southwest Florida offices. The Fort Myers location is at 4150 Ford St. Extension, and the other is in Naples at 3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Building A, No. 110. There is no cost to participate for either businesses or applicants. The new Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Immokalee Technical College is partnering with the SRMA to coordinate the event. The center is launching through a $3 million Florida Job Growth Fund grant awarded last year to Collier County Public Schools to expand manufacturing training. Sponsorships and additional information are available by contacting Bill Welch at (239) 931-8282 or [email protected].