Today, CareerSource Florida recognized the significant accomplishments of the state’s workforce system over the past year, including funding to help Florida’s veterans, targeted industries, and apprenticeships; implementation of the REACH Act; and the launching of the Florida CLIFF Dashboard.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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’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.
CareerSource Florida recognized the noteworthy accomplishments of the state’s workforce system as Florida’s economy continued its strong recovery in 2021.
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 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.
CareerSource Florida Board Approves Additional Accountability Measures, Emphasizes Talent Development
The business, education, economic development and government leaders of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors took additional steps today to enhance accountability and transparency in Florida’s workforce system.
Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls announced his intent to work with Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration to reform Florida’s workforce system to foster economic mobility for those who need it most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CareerSource Florida to Partner with The Family Café to Promote Disability Employment at The 21st Annual Family Café
Thousands to be Connected with Info and Resources in Orlando this June 7-9 According to available data, more than 60 percent of Floridians with disabilities, representing more than 700,000 potential…
CareerSource Florida Statement Regarding USDOL Employment and Training Administration Compliance Review of CareerSource Tampa Bay and CareerSource Pinellas
CareerSource Florida was notified May 16, 2019, by the state workforce system’s administrative and fiduciary agency, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, that DEO had received the U.S. Department of…
CareerSource Florida Board Invests in Apprenticeship Expansion, Continuous Improvement and Enhanced Accountability
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors approved $249.4 million in funding. The new budget includes investments in apprenticeship expansion and continuous improvements in the service to job seekers and businesses.