Future Workforce Needs To Remain a Florida Focus

By: Dr. Jerry Parrish

Earlier this week, I spoke to the Florida State Board of Education Workforce Workshop on Florida’s workforce trends, and current and future job demand. Joined by representatives from Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity as well as CareerSource Florida, I used TheFloridaScorecard.org to show what metrics Florida’s business leaders are tracking at the state and county levels.

By 2030, Florida will need two million net new jobs. Will our state be ready to fill those jobs? According to data shown on TheFloridaScorecard.org, high school graduation rates, college affordability and educational attainment are improving, but are they improving fast enough to meet the growing needs of Florida businesses?

For a county-by-county view of how your community is performing, check out TheFloridaScorecard.org and let us know what you think and share your ideas on how we can improve Florida’s talent pipeline.

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Watch our recently released Florida Wins education video that shows how we can help turn today’s learners, into tomorrow’s earners.