Did You Know Middle-Skill Jobs Account for 55% of Florida’s Labor Market?

 

 

Research shows that middle-skill jobs account for 55 percent of Florida’s labor market, but only 46 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level. View additional findings in the National Skills Coalition’s Florida’s Forgotten Middle

For information on workforce data in your community, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org

How Many Florida Jobs Will Require Post-Secondary Education?

 

Recognizing the importance of post-secondary degree attainment for continued economic growth, research conducted by the Florida Department of Economic Research and the Lumina Foundation estimated that 64 percent of Florida jobs will require some form of post-secondary education by 2021. View additional findings in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida Jobs 2030 Report

Research shows eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three. As the child grows, research shows how access to early learning impacts their development.

  •  By 18 months of age, differences in vocabulary size are evident between families with higher education and income and families with lower education and income
  • A child should know 15-18 alphabet letters by the end of pre-K to have a strong chance of reading on grade level by the end of 1st grade.
  • Children who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school on time

For information on post-secondary education, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org.  

What is Florida’s High School Graduation Rate?

 

 

Research shows that Florida has made impressive strides in its statewide high school graduation rates, which increased from 59.2 percent in 2003-2004 to 80.7 percent in 2014-2015. However, Florida still lags slightly behind the national average of 82 percent. View additional findings in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida Jobs 2030 Report

For information on K-12 data in your community, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org

 

How Does Education in Your County Rank?

 

 

Research shows eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three. As the child grows, research shows how access to early learning impacts their development.

  •  By 18 months of age, differences in vocabulary size are evident between families with higher education and income and families with lower education and income
  • A child should know 15-18 alphabet letters by the end of pre-K to have a strong chance of reading on grade level by the end of 1st grade.
  • Children who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school on time

For information on 3rd and 8th grade reading and math scores in your community, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org.