Collaboration for Success
On April 21, 2010, representatives from Registered Apprenticeship, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, Workforce Florida, Inc., regional workforce boards and other entities met in Gainesville to discuss partnership with each other and leveraging of resources. The conference afforded an opportunity to create a climate of collaboration and communication among the attendees and their organizations. From this initial meeting a vision was developed to guide future efforts. This constitutes the underlying mission for Registered Apprenticeship as we move forward in challenging times:
“Develop and maintain a sustainable collaborative partnership between Florida’s workforce, registered apprenticeship, and education systems that recognizes the strengths of the existing earn, learn and succeed apprenticeship model to become an integral part of the talent supply chain. Emphasis will be placed on emerging industries and technologies to meet current and future customer demand.”
This Collaboration for Success Progress Report - June 2011 (PDF) recaps the plans created at the Florida Collaboration for Success Clinic, and what has been accomplished as of June 30, 2011. Although the economy has sidetracked many of the plans, there is hope to revive the mission to provide existing and future employers in Florida motivated, highly skilled workers to compete in the global economy.
Richard (Ted) Norman
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 754
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400