The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors advances policies and initiatives to increase the prosperity of workers and employers, reduce welfare dependency, increase economic self-sufficiency, and enhance productivity and competitiveness.
POLICIES AND INITIATIVES
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 2022-2024 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified Plan Two-Year Modification is available for public comment.
|Comment Due Date
|Recapture and Reallocation of WIOA Funds
|WIOA In-School Youth Individual Training Accounts
|WIOA Out-of-School Youth Expenditure Requirement
Florida’s Master Credentials List prioritizes instructional programs that prepare Floridians for in-demand occupations. The Master Credentials List application is open year-round for Florida education institutions and local workforce development boards to submit credentials for consideration. Secondary and postsecondary industry certifications that meet Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act eligibility criteria may also apply for CAPE funding through this application.
Education and Industry Consortiums bring together representatives from local educational entities and businesses. These consortia provide regular insights into community-based educational programs and industry needs, with quarterly reports directly informing the local workforce development board and staff. This ensures a pulse on impactful programs, services, and partnerships that drive educational and workforce opportunities.
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.
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.