The South Florida Business Journal reports that the Sunshine State has brought their already formidable 2006 10th place ranking for their workforce training programs up to number 3 in a 2007 poll by Expansion Management. The study bases the ranking on the opinions of more than 80 site selectors across the nation. Georgia ranked #1 and Alabama #2.
Workforce Florida seems to be behind this surge. They’ve made huge advances, bringing together the major players in their communities. Their three major programs, Employ Florida, Quick Response Training, and Incumbent Worker Training, bridge the gap between workers and jobs and connect entities like community colleges and workforce boards to ensure that workforce skills match employer needs.
Florida’s work proves that site selectors notice and value regional integration of workforce and education.