Monday, April 18, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 63
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2016 Learners to Earners Education Summit
Transforming Today’s Learners into Tomorrow’s Earners

More Floridians than ever are finding great careers, but Florida still has a skills gap problem. Nearly 500,000 Floridians are unemployed, even though as of March 2016, Florida has more than 260,000 open jobs.

Addressing Florida’s skills gap is essential because new technologies and disruptions over the next 15 years are projected to change our workplace and our way of life. By 2030, Florida will need at least two million new jobs, more than two-thirds of all jobs will require post-secondary training and one third of our state’s current workforce is likely to be retired.

When today’s preschoolers enter the future workforce, many will start their first job in industries that haven’t yet been created.

That’s why it’s more important than ever that Florida’s business community continues to work hand-in-hand with our state’s education and workforce system to continue to align programs to future job demands, retrain workers for new careers, ensure students can compete in today’s global economy, and increase greater opportunities for all Floridians, especially our youngest residents.

These topics and more will be the subject of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2016 Learners to Earners Education Summit on June 2, 2016, in Orlando. If you have a passion for ensuring that all Florida learners can compete in today’s global economy, join us in shaping the future of Florida’s talent pipeline.

For more information about the summit, visit www.FloridaChamber.com/educationsummit or contact the Chamber Foundation’s director of marketing and engagement, Kassie Elekes, at 850-521-1215 or by email at Kelekes@flfoundation.org.

Orlando, Inc.
Orlando, Inc., is one of four lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership and is specifically focused on Regional Entrepreneurship. A “Five-Star Chamber” – the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – we are positioned to serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the Central Florida Region.

In an effort to improve access to fellow members as well as membership benefits, we have placed all members into three new and simple categories: Basic Connection, Business Connection and Executive Connection.  Log on to www.orlandochamber.org for detailed information on how you can best leverage your Orlando, Inc. Membership. 

Working together with BusinessForce (Public Policy Advocacy), myregion.org (Regional Research & Resolves) and Leadership Orlando (Regional Leadership), the Central Florida Partnership is moving “Ideas to Results.”

For additional information, visit:  www.orlandochamber.org




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