On October 7, Future Ready Collier hosts a virtual community conversation with the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) about their Talent Strong Florida initiative. Talent Strong Florida joins stakeholders in education and the business community to bring attention to the value of post-high school training. FCAN’s recently welcomed executive director and their assistant director for network partnerships will participate in the conversation.
Among Future Ready Collier‘s founding priorities is an understanding that education connects to a thriving community and economy. Already, many high school graduates do not go on to pursue any secondary training, including degrees or credentials. Currently, the negative impact of COVID on jobs is becoming increasingly evident. Projections for the jobs of the future rely heavily on education or training beyond high school. Helping Southwest Floridians get the educational support they need now translates to more talent and dollars staying local. In addition, we help individuals and families achieve their own personal success.
During this conversation, learn about Talent Strong Florida’s goals, and how we can leverage these relationships and opportunities to our regional benefit. Pre-registration is required by clicking here. The meeting will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, October 7, from 12pm to 1:30pm. Featured guests are FCAN’s executive director, Charleita M. Richardson and Kathy McDonald, assistant director for network partnerships. Representatives from Collier County organizations will equally share their perspectives, offering perspectives on the status of jobs and financial aid.
Prepared by Caroline Ridgway of C1B1 Communications.