CareerSource Florida has announced the annual assignment of letter grades to the state’s 24 local workforce development boards. Using criteria established by the Governor’s Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Office, and data from the 2022-23 fiscal year.
Governor DeSantis Appoints Two and Reappoints Five Members to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ryan Goertzen and Darcy “D.C.” Reeves and the reappointment of Joe Marino, Melvin “Mel” Ponder, Laurie Sallarulo, Robert Salonen, and Representative Dana Trabulsy to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.
CareerSource Florida Announces Thousands of Teens and Young Adults Empowered Through Summer Youth Employment Programs Statewide
State and local leaders marked the success of 2023 Summer Youth Employment Programs offered by 21 of Florida’s local workforce development boards. Through these programs, which offered stipends or wages, students had the opportunity to build skills.
First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Hope Florida to Help Floridians with Barriers to Employment Find Promising Careers
First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors’ support for Hope Florida through expanded services and enhanced coordination between CareerSource Florida and the Department of Children and Families to help Floridians with barriers to employment get and keep good jobs.
This presentation provides an overview of the Master Credentials List online application process and related resources.
CareerSource Florida Board Approves Plan to Further Enhance Floridians’ Access to Workforce Training and Upskilling
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors approved the next steps in a plan to further elevate Florida’s talent pipeline. The board vote consolidating Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards into 21 boards will better serve Floridians in need of employment services, job training and upskilling.
Florida Credential Review Committee Unanimously Approves Industry-Recognized Credentials That Meet New Standards
Florida a 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.
CareerSource Florida Board Unanimously Approves the Appointment of Adrienne Johnston as President and CEO
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors today unanimously approved the appointment of Adrienne Johnston as the President and CEO of CareerSource Florida.
CareerSource Florida Board Receives Updates on Hurricane Response, Local Workforce Development Board Alignment Evaluation Initiative
At the CareerSource Florida Quarterly Board Meeting, board members received an update on hurricane response and recovery from the presidents of CareerSource Southwest Florida and CareerSource Flagler Volusia.
This presentation provides an overview of the tools and resources available on the Apprentice Florida website.
Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $7.7 million through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant program and the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to support a credentialing effort between state colleges, technical colleges and local workforce development boards. Governor DeSantis also announced $1 million through the Florida Disaster Fund to organizations to support emergency management personnel, national guardsmen and community members in the recovery process.
The Florida Department of Education Office of Apprenticeship’s Director of Apprenticeship explains the details about Registered Apprenticeship programs in Florida.
Florida’s local workforce development boards are receiving letter grades to help identify areas in which they excel and areas that can be strengthened to improve outcomes for job seekers, workers and businesses. The letter grades are among components of the state’s 2021 Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act to provide greater transparency and accountability in Florida’s workforce and education systems.
Recognizing the monumental effort that debris removal will be in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is urging all companies who support debris removal, including those involved in debris hauling, monitoring and solid-waste management, to hire displaced and employment-seeking Floridians, locally.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Adams Jr., Kiley Damone, Eric Hall, Timothy Hinson, Joe Marino, Kevin McDonald, Laurie Sallarulo, Andrew Schmadeke, Jerry “Les” Sims and the reappointment of Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson and Allison Kinney to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $28 million in strategic investments being made in Florida to develop a sustainable pipeline of job-ready candidates in aviation, aerospace, defense manufacturing and IT/cybersecurity.
Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month in Florida in recognition of the collaborative efforts between the Governor’s Office, state agencies and workforce leaders to make Florida the best state in the nation for workforce education by 2030.
The Advancing Careers Academy, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, offers trainings on the core concepts related to benefits cliffs and guidance on how to use the Florida CLIFF Dashboard.
This presentation explains how apprenticeship, as a work-based training program, is an integral part of WIOA and workforce development strategies and why it’s so important that Local Workforce Development Boards are supporting these programs.
CareerSource Florida is announcing Governor Ron DeSantis’ appointments this week of seven new members of the state workforce board: Abraham “Abe” Alangaden, Erick Arroyo, Bayne Beecher, Melvin “Mel” Ponder, Brian Sartain, Meredith Stanfield, and Representative Dana Trabulsy.
In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, CareerSource Florida launched its new tool to help Floridians transition from public assistance programs to rewarding careers. Brittany Birken and Dan McGrew talked about our new Career Ladder Identifier and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) Dashboard with Workforce180, LLC at the National Association of Workforce Boards conference.
CareerSource Florida Board and REACH Partners Target Upskilling for Veterans, Aerospace and Defense in Governor’s Reserve Funds
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors underscored Governor Ron DeSantis’ commitment to ensuring Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state and the nation’s workforce education and economic growth trendsetter by approving approximately $20 million in discretionary job training funding.
CareerSource Florida highlighted the commitment to workforce education and training in the 2022-2023 state budget, recently signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, which will help more Floridians and businesses prosper as the state’s economy continues to grow.
CareerSource Florida is announcing the appointments of Kevin O’Farrell, Ph.D., Rep. Lauren Melo, (R) Naples, and Brent McNeal to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.
CareerSource Florida is unveiling a new tool to help Floridians who are returning to work or upskilling navigate changes to their public assistance resulting from wage growth, ultimately planning wisely for their family’s exit from public assistance.
More than $10.4 Million in Get There Faster: WIOA Act Governor’s Reserve Fund Grants Helping Floridians
With Florida’s economy booming, the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors is expanding access to and availability of career, training and support services with more than $10.4 million in Get There Faster: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Governor’s Reserve Fund grants.
CareerSource Florida and Florida Department of Corrections highlighted the success of the Florida Helping Inmates Realize Employment Success (HIRES) program, a pre-release career pathway to employment for returning citizens including nearly 30 new commercial truck drivers.
CareerSource Florida’s two state-level training grant programs are receiving high marks from businesses that use them, according to a new report by the state Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
This presentation offers an overview of the annual formula funding allocations and how the Governor’s set-aside funding may be used, including a brief history of initiatives funded by the state board.
CareerSource Florida announced the award of a Quick Response Training grant for $161,700 to assist advanced manufacturer Probes Unlimited with its customized training needs for 55 new employees in Bonifay.
CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Education Highlight TruMont’s Healthcare Registered Apprenticeship Programs
CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Education are celebrating TruMont, a Florida-based provider of healthcare curriculum development, for leading the way in healthcare apprenticeships by creating and sponsoring several new registered apprenticeship programs in healthcare across the state.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Sophia Eccleston, Robert Salonen, Emmanuel Tormes and Patsy Sanchez to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.
CareerSource Florida Business & Workforce Development Director Susan Bosse Achieves National Recognition
Susan Bosse was among the inaugural class of professionals to achieve the International Economic Development Council’s new Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) credential.
Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced nearly $11 million in funding for the 2021 Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant and Apprenticeship State Expansion Grant recipients.
CareerSource Florida Announces $2 Million to Increase Career Resources and Improve Access to Workforce Training for Rural Residents
CareerSource Florida announced $2 million in awards to local workforce development boards within the CareerSource Florida network to enhance services in Florida’s rural counties.
CareerSource Florida Board Approves Employment, Education and Training Policy to Advance Implementation of 2021 REACH Act
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors today approved a comprehensive employment, education and training policy for the state workforce system that will advance implementation of Florida’s landmark 2021 Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act.
Freedom First Budget Advances Governor DeSantis’ Mission to Make Florida No. 1 State for Workforce Education
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors today applauded the recommendation by Governor Ron DeSantis to invest $534 million in workforce education and training.
Planning and development of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Four-Year Plan and Two-Year Modification are highlighted including core partner involvement, with an emphasis on board engagement and leadership opportunities.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced $8.6 million in Reserve Funds grants have been awarded to workforce development boards across the state to expand workforce training opportunities for military veterans and spouses seeking employment.
This training offers a brief overview of the roles and responsibilities of local workforce development board members as prescribed in WIOA.