FLATE Focus (June, 2018)
The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida 2030 Project and Earners to Learners Summit Explores the Future Opportunities and Needs for Florida’s Workforce
The recommendations released come from three years’ worth of research and feedback from more than 10,000 Floridians in each of Florida’s 67 counties as part of the Florida 2030 initiative- a multi-million research initiative that seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities Florida has between now and 2030, and to create a blueprint for Florida’s future. Recommendations found that:
- Florida is growing- our state needs to add 1.7 million net new jobs by 2030.
- Florida must prepare its workforce to take advantage of global consumer demand.
- Florida is experiencing generational changes.
- Florida will need to adapt to shifting skills and the training that will be required.
- Innovation and disruption are transforming industries and jobs.
- The nature of work in Florida is changing.
FLATE, FloridaMakes, the Able Trust, Economic Development organizations and Educational institutions gathered to hear the specific recommendations for Talent and Education Pilar of Project 2030 at the recent Earners to Learners Summit held in Tampa. In addition to the project recommendations, Commissioner Pam Stewart presented the Commissioners Business Recognitions Awards during the event. These awards to a number of exemplary programs and businesses around the state. The award winners are posted here: https://www.flchamber.com/commissioner-pam-stewart-honors-businesses-at-2018-learners-to-earners-workforce-summit/ . You can also view the recorded videos of Summit speakers and see the agenda here: https://www.flchamber.com/2018-learners-to-earners-workforce-summit-videos/
For more information about Project 2030, click on the images below for the recommendations listed above. You can also download and share the Drivers for Florida’s Future report, which covers all Six Pillars of Florida’s growth (Talent Supply & Education, Innovation & Economic Development, Infrastructure & Growth Leadership, Business Climate & Competitiveness, Civic & Governance Systems, Quality of Life & Quality Places.)