years all of Florida Department of Education’s (FL DOE) curriculum frameworks are required by Florida statute to be reviewed by a panel of educators and industry representatives. This process is conducted under the guidance of the state supervisors of each industry clusters. Each spring, state supervisors contact institutions that offer the programs to be reviewed and request participation. An easy-to-use review document is distributed and participating institutions then recruit industry partners and educators for other institutions to participate in the review. Often the framework review document is distributed via email, and the committee chair consolidates the input. To produce the consensus document that the FL DOE requires, a final meeting, remote or face-to-face, is often conducted with all participating committee members.
The State of Florida has the third largest population in country, with an official 2020 estimate of 21.5 million persons and approximately 58% of the population is in the civilian labor force (12,600,000).