Policies and Initiatives

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) guides states in achieving and maintaining an integrated, outcome-oriented public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. This is accomplished through customer-driven workforce solutions and excellent customer service that support strong regional economies. The 2020-2024 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified Plan is available for public comment.

Sector Strategy Solutions

Sector strategies are regional, industry-focused approaches to building a skilled workforce and are one of the most effective ways to align public and private resources to address the talent needs of employers. While the approach is not new, there is increasing evidence showing that sector strategies can simultaneously improve employment opportunities for job seekers and the competitiveness of industries. At the heart of sector strategies are sector partnerships, sometimes referred to as industry partnerships, workforce collaboratives or regional skills alliances. These partnerships are led by businesses within a critical industry cluster working collaboratively with workforce development, education and training, economic development, labor and community organizations.

The Career and Professional Education Act

The Florida Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) provides a statewide planning partnership between the business and education communities in order to attract, expand and retain targeted, high-value industry and to sustain a strong, knowledge-based economy. Through collaborative partnerships between education, industry, workforce and economic development entities, CAPE offers new and meaningful opportunities for students.

 

For more information, review the CAPE guidelines and the certification submissions.

VIDEO ondemand_video WATCH VIDEO looks_one STEP ONE looks_two STEP TWO looks_3 STEP THREE WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL Learn more about the submission process for the 2021-2022 Career and Professional Education Act Industry Certifications. Find out what the steps are for ensuring your application meets the criteria before submitting. REVIEW ondemand_video WATCH VIDEO looks_one STEP ONE looks_two STEP TWO looks_3 STEP THREE 01 STEP ONE: REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS The certification must meet the requirements described in the guidelines. Only submit applications for industry certifications you believe meet the requirements. GUIDELINES Review the CAPE Process and Guideline Document REVIEW FUNDING LIST Review the Industry Certification Funding List REVIEW Review the CAPE Process and Guideline Document REVIEW Review the Industry Certification Funding List REVIEW ENDORSEMENTS ondemand_video WATCH VIDEO looks_one STEP ONE looks_two STEP TWO looks_3 STEP THREE 02 STEP TWO: LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT A letter of endorsement is required from each of the following:

1.) Your local workforce development board
2.) State, regional, or local economic development organization and
3.) A Florida-based business or regional trade organization
Applications must include three letters of endorsement. All letters of endorsement must be presented on letterhead including contact information. GET ENDORSEMENTS Review the Letters of Endorsement Guidelines REVIEW VIEW SUBMISSIONS View the 2021-22 Certification Submissions REVIEW GUIDELINES Review the CAPE Process and Guideline Document REVIEW FUNDING LIST Review the Industry Certification Funding List REVIEW
APPLICATION ondemand_video WATCH VIDEO looks_one STEP ONE looks_two STEP TWO looks_3 STEP THREE 03 STEP THREE: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION Submission Period: The submission end date has been extended. 07/31/20 – 09/25/20 Save time by filling out the sample application. Applications must be submitted in a complete format, including the required letters of endorsement. Incomplete applications will not be considered. SAMPLE APPLICATION Ensure you have the required information. REVIEW ONLINE APPLICATION Complete and submit the online application. REVIEW Ensure you have the required information. REVIEW SAMPLE APPLICATION Complete and submit the online application. REVIEW ONLINE APPLICATION

Strategic Workforce Policies

CareerSource Florida advances strategic policies that connect employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities. These strategic policies are high-level principles or directional statements that inform or clarify federal and state legislative policy or workforce system strategies. Strategic policies direct decision-making at the program level and may result in the development of administrative policies.