Governor Ron Desantis extends greetings and best wishes to all observing October 2021 as Disability Employment Awareness Month.
CareerSource Florida Board Works to Implement REACH Act, Appoints Additional Members to Credentials Review Committee
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors approved two additional nominees as members of the state’s first Credentials Review Committee to help strengthen Florida’s workforce and education systems.
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors Executive Committee announced 16 leaders in industry, education and workforce development to serve on the state’s newly created Credentials Review Committee.
CareerSource Florida announced today the selection of Stephanie Smith as chair of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. Ms. Smith is senior director of government relations for Anthem, Inc.
This training offers an overview of and the requirements for CareerSource Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training grant program.
CareerSource Florida announces new resources for people interested in flexible or remote working opportunities. These new tools help users understand the growth and impacts of gig work on the state’s economy.
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors announced the approval of more than $29 million in investments for training, education and systems alignment to help Floridians embark on career pathways to self-sufficiency.
Performance measures set forth in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act are highlighted including Florida’s current and historical performance. The policy development process is discussed.
College of Central Florida and Lockheed Martin representatives joined elected officials and education, industry, workforce development and community leaders to cut the ribbon and formally open a state-of-the-art apprenticeship lab.
This training outlines the value of the new US Department of Labor approved IT apprentice occupations and the role of local boards either as sponsors, funders and/or intermediaries.
This presentation explains the three phases of business engagement and successful strategies in working with employers that include research and preparation; discussion and follow-up; and closing the deal.
This presentation describes the role the workforce system plays in each of the five core components of registered apprenticeship. Different models are introduced.
This presentation explains how apprenticeship, as a work-based training program, is an integral part of WIOA and workforce development strategies.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program.
Federal grant programs throughout the state are highlighted including the populations served by each grant, types of services provided and types of outcomes sought for each program.
Governor Ron DeSantis today recognized the exemplary work of CareerSource Florida and the state workforce system in 2020, an extraordinary year of challenges and opportunities.
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors met to discuss ways in which the workforce system and its partners are working to support businesses and Floridians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and consider opportunities to harness new platforms.
CareerSource Florida is honored to welcome a group of accomplished leaders with diverse and successful backgrounds in many industries vital to our state’s economic growth.
This week, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an official proclamation to recognize the launch of Florida’s annual Paychecks for Patriots hiring fairs, taking place virtually and statewide from Nov. 4-21, 2020.
The CareerSource Florida network continues to make progress in assisting businesses and Floridians whose work was reduced or eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported today to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.
CareerSource Florida Board Invests in Recovery Efforts, Apprenticeships and Opportunities in Rural Areas
New federal funds are available to support job seekers and businesses following the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors’ approval of a $240.3 million state workforce system budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
The new law supports rural economic development and emphasizes the authority of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors to shape workforce policy in alignment with the Governor’s vision for Florida’s future.
CareerSource Florida Announces Local Workforce Development Boards Are Providing In-Person Appointments for Job Seekers and Businesses
Appointments for Floridians who prefer in-person assistance are in addition to the employment services that have continued without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CareerSource Florida Network Helps Floridians Get Back to Work and Support State’s Recovery from COVID-19
The CareerSource Florida Board Executive Committee met to receive an update from workforce development leaders on the employment and training assistance this network has continued to provide during the pandemic.
In support of Governor Ron DeSantis’ mobilization of resources to help Floridians and businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, CareerSource Florida has launched the Help is Here workforce outreach campaign.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-93 directing all state agencies to provide assistance to the state Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as it processes a high volume of requests for Reemployment Assistance due to layoffs as a result of COVID-19.
New Legislation Underscores Importance of Governor’s Workforce Policy Board, Strengthens Accountability
The Florida House passed Senate Bill 426 – legislation which emphasizes the authority of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors to shape workforce policy that activates the priorities envisioned by Governor Ron DeSantis.
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors Approves CAPE Certifications and Welcomes Business Leaders’ Key Insights
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors has approved an updated list of 218 Career and Professional Education (CAPE) industry certifications that will be considered for final approval by the state Board of Education.
Several of Florida’s top workforce, education and economic leaders gathered today with members of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors to share policy priorities and deepen a shared vision for how to strengthen the state’s talent pipeline.
Chairman Kevin Doyle Statement on Proposed Legislation to Address Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Requirements
House Bill 1271, an act relating to state economic development entities, and its companion legislation, Senate Bill 1244, would modify the roles and responsibilities of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors, CareerSource Florida staff and DEO to address requirements in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the statewide association of Florida’s economic, workforce, and community developers, has announced today at a press conference held in the Florida Capitol the official dates for its annual Florida Economic Development Week campaign. The campaign, taking place February 9-15, will highlight the significant contributions that economic development programs and professionals have on Florida communities and families.
CareerSource Florida is releasing The Study on The Gig Economy and Florida’s Workforce System, the result of a six-month, research-driven exploration that is among the first of its kind in the nation. The study presents findings about the characteristics of independent workers and the expanding nature of gig work.
CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard announced several significant accomplishments by the state’s principal workforce policy and investment board under Governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership in 2019.
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors received an update today on early successes of Florida HIRES, which stands for Helping Inmates Realize Employment Success and helps incarcerated Floridians with employability skills.
Today, CareerSource Florida and the state Department of Education announced a new registered apprenticeship program in Information Technology at Tallahassee-based Inspired Technologies, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Southeast.
National Apprenticeship Week, November 11-17, 2019, is a nationwide celebration that gives Florida’s businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs.
One year after Hurricane Michael dealt a devastating blow to Northwest Florida, industries are recovering and bringing jobs back to the region. There remains much work to be done, and state partner agencies are committed to providing resources needed to restore local economies to pre-hurricane prosperity.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced three Local Workforce Development Boards are being awarded Veterans’ Performance Incentive Awards for their diligent work of providing employment and training opportunities to thousands of veterans.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and CareerSource Florida celebrate Workforce Development Month in Florida. Workforce Development Month recognizes all workforce professionals, agencies and organizations who have helped thousands of Floridians find gainful employment and are contributing to Florida’s economic success.
This workshop focused on approaches and tools that local boards can use to enhance their strategies for improved performance.