Policies and Initiatives


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.

Local Workforce Development Area Subsequent Designation

Local workforce development areas that receive an initial designation shall be granted a subsequent designation if, for the two most recent program years, the local workforce development area performed successfully and sustained fiscal integrity, and in the case of a local workforce development area in a planning region, met the regional planning requirements as described in Public Law 113-128, Section 106(c)(1), the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The process for a local area to submit a subsequent designation request is outlined in CareerSource Florida Administrative Policy 094. CareerSource Florida received applications for subsequent local workforce development area designation from the workforce boards below. These applications are made available for public review for a period not to exceed ten days. Comments may be sent to floridawioa@careersourceflorida.com.

Sector Strategy Solutions

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

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 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.


CareerSource Florida will accept application submissions from August 13, 2018, through September 28, 2018.

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.