Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida took another major step toward becoming the nation’s No. 1 state for workforce education today with approval by the Florida Credentials Review Committee to add 2,063 credentials that meet rigorous new standards to the state’s 2023-2024 Master Credentials List. The committee voted unanimously at its Feb. 9 meeting to send its recommendations to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors for delivery to the State Board of Education.
Empowered by Florida’s landmark Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act, the Credentials Review Committee established a definition for credentials of value and created a framework of quality in December. Using these new tools to identify degree and non-degree credentials of value, the committee is helping to strengthen alignment between business and education communities by ensuring instructional programs prepare Floridians for in-demand occupations.
The Credentials Review Committee also approved revisions to the 2022-2023 Master Credentials List, including the addition of 17 new credentials. The updated 2022-2023 list will be recommended to the CareerSource Florida Board for delivery to the State Board of Education.
Criteria developed to evaluate credentials for Florida’s Master Credentials List include wages, demand and connections or sequencing to other high-value credentials. Florida’s Master Credentials List is dynamic and will continue to evolve as new credentials that meet labor market needs are added at multiple opportunities during the year. To view the Master Credentials List, click the Master Credentials List.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CREDENTIALS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Created by the Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act, the Credentials Review Committee establishes a definition for credentials of value, creates a framework of quality and identifies degree and non-degree credentials of value to ensure instructional programs prepare Floridians for in-demand occupations. Members of the Credentials Review Committee are appointed by the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors and include private and public sector leaders in business, workforce development, education, and government. For more information, click the Florida Credentials Review Committee.