Policies and Initiatives


The Career and Professional Education Act

Created by the Florida Legislature in 2007, the Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act provides students with cutting-edge training and earned industry certifications required for high-skill, high-wage jobs in Florida’s target and infrastructure industries. Through collaborative partnerships between education, industry, workforce and economic development entities, CAPE offers new and meaningful opportunities for students. The initiative also helps attract and retain high-value industries to develop a diverse, knowledge-based economy.

Please read the Submission Guidelines to the right before submitting certifications for consideration. CareerSource Florida will accept submissions from August 15, 2016, through September 30, 2016.

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.