Are our Post-Secondary Schools preparing South Florida for a viable workforce?

May 3, 2012

A growing dependence on technology across all industries has created changes in the workplace. At the same time, there continues to be a need for employees with soft skills, such as leadership, critical thinking, people skills and cognitive thinking.

Our universities are being challenged to provide an education that will prepare students to enter a workforce that is complex and changing. And it is the availability of a highly skilled workforce that drives many companies’ decision to relocate to Florida.

How are our universities meeting this challenge? What are the workforce requirements of the future?

SPONSOR: Broward Health
SPEAKERS: 

J. David Armstrong, Jr. Mr. Armstrong is President of Broward College, Broward County’s oldest and largest institution of higher learning.  Broward College’s mission is to achieve student success by developing informed and creative students capable of contributing to a knowledge- and service-based global society.

Mason Jackson, President & CEO, Workforce One. Workforce One offers employment solutions and a wealth of information for businesses and individuals interested in finding new or better jobs and with training opportunities.

Hon. Jeremy Ring. Senator Ring (District 32) is currently the Vice Chairman of the Higher Education Policy and the Higher Education Appropriations committees for the Florida Senate. He was formerly an executive at Yahoo!