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Are Florida Students Ready for the Workforce?

Author: Helios Education Foundation

As Laurie Meggesin, Executive Director, Florida College Access Network, told us a few weeks ago, “As we progress through the 21st century, our rapidly changing economy will need an increasingly skilled workforce. Labor economists project that at least 65% of Florida jobs will require some form of postsecondary credential by 2025, such as a two- or four-year degree or a vocational certificate.”

In June, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s held its annual Learners to Earners Education Summit bringing together educators, business leaders, and elected officials to focus on what the future of Florida’s workforce and education look like. Florida will continue to be competitive as education institutions and businesses work together to solve issues surrounding education and workforce needs.

Below, WEDU reports from the Learners to Earners Education Summit and asks, is Florida ready?

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