Introducing new soft skills solution
Florida employers again and again point to the lack of essential employability skills as a primary barrier to job and economic growth.
More than 80 percent of Florida business leaders, across industry sectors, surveyed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce “emphasized the importance of employability skills. These skills which include communication, critical thinking and problem solving are universally valuable work competencies that are essential to adapting to shifting demands within and between careers.”
Responding to employer demand, Florida has introduced a new essential soft skills training and credentialing solution in partnership with Florida Ready to Work, the state-sponsored career readiness program.
Funded by the State of Florida, there is no cost to the CareerSource Florida network, schools, technical centers, adult education, state colleges, employers, or other workforce training partners statewide.
92% of Florida employers plan to hire, yet 81% say lack of key employability skills is a threat to their business