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Career Academies Create Pipeline of Emerging Talent

June 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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Based on a recent article by JAXUSA Partnership, workforce availability, over and above incentives or other factors, is driving the decision-making process for companies looking at Northeast Florida for relocation or expansion. Companies look to the pipeline of emerging talent to identify the talent they need to be successful. The region’s robust system of career academies in our school districts provides evidence of this pipeline.

Today, there are 93 career academies tied to our region’s targeted industries. Fifteen of them are considered model academies as rated by the National Career Academy Coalition.

In Nassau County, the school district is partnering with Cook Systems to provide Java training, the first of its kind in Florida. As the district is able to create a steady pipeline of Java developers, technology companies in search of a skilled workforce will have an available talent base from which to hire.

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