Did You Know 5.7 Million Children are Expected to Live in Florida by 2030?

By: Melissa Roberts

The number of Floridians under the age of 18 is projected to grow to 5.7 million by 2030, a 58.2 percent jump from 2000. Many of the jobs of tomorrow are in STEM fields, which means it’s imperative that this growing population develop the right skills needed to compete in a global economy. Florida’s education system is responding by providing more options that prepare students for career and college and forming vital partnerships with businesses and philanthropic organizations to ensure that today’s learners have the skills they need to become tomorrow’s earners.

Next month, Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, will recognize Duke Energy, Odebrecht USA, PotashCorp and Florida Power & Light Company and other companies for their commitment to fostering student success at the 2015 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards. The event will be held in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Education Solutions Summit on June 9, in Tampa.

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Share Your Story:

What is your business doing to help today’s learners become tomorrow’s earners? Email the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Chief Economist Dr. Jerry D. Parrish at jparrish@flfoundation.org and share your story.

Get Involved:

To add your voice to the conversation on education, join us on June 9 in Tampa for the 2015 Education Solutions Summit. Click here to register.

About the Florida Scorecard:

The Florida Scorecard, located at www.TheFloridaScorecard.com, presents metrics across Florida’s economy. Each month, the Florida Chamber Foundation produces a Scorecard Stat that takes an in-depth look at one aspect of Florida’s economy. If you would like additional information on the Weekly Scorecard Stat or on the Florida Scorecard, please contact Dr. Jerry Parrish with the Florida Chamber Foundation at 850.521.1283.