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.
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.
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.
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.
This training offers an overview of the roles and responsibilities of chief elected officials within the workforce development system as prescribed in WIOA.
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.