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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1004
PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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F.S. 1004.015
1004.015 Florida Talent Development Council.
(1) The Florida Talent Development Council is created for the purpose of developing a coordinated, data-driven, statewide approach to meeting Florida’s needs for a 21st century workforce that employers and educators use as part of Florida’s talent supply system.
(2) Members of the council shall include:
(a) One member, appointed by the Governor, to serve as chair.
(b) One member of the Florida Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate.
(c) One member of the Florida House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House.
(d) The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc.
(e) The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc.
(f) The executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity.
(g) The Commissioner of Education.
(h) The president of the Florida Council of 100.
(i) The president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
(j) One member of the Board of Governors, appointed by the chair of the Board of Governors.
(k) One member of the State Board of Education, appointed by the chair of the State Board of Education.
(l) The following members, who shall serve as ex officio nonvoting members:
1. The Chancellor of the State University System.
2. The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
3. The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
4. The president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida.
5. The president of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
(3) Appointed members shall serve 2-year terms.
(4) By December 31, 2019, the council shall submit to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education a strategic plan for talent development to accomplish the goal established in s. 1004.013 to have 60 percent of working-age Floridians hold a high-value postsecondary credential by 2030. The strategic plan must, at a minimum:
(a) Identify Florida’s fastest-growing industry sectors and the postsecondary credentials required for employment in those industries.
(b) Assess whether postsecondary degrees, certificates, and other credentials awarded by Florida’s postsecondary institutions align with high-demand employment needs and job placement rates.
(c) Identify strategies to deepen and expand cross-sector collaboration to align higher education programs with targeted industry needs.
(d) Establish targeted strategies to increase certifications and degrees for all populations with attention to closing equity gaps for underserved populations and incumbent workers requiring an upgrade of skills.
(e) Assess the role of apprenticeship programs in meeting targeted workforce needs and identify any barriers to program expansion.
(f) Identify common metrics and benchmarks to demonstrate progress toward the 60 percent goal and how the SAIL to 60 Initiative under s. 1004.013 can provide coordinated cross-sector support for the strategic plan.
(g) Recommend improvements to the consistency of workforce education data collected and reported by Florida College System institutions and school districts, including the establishment of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for state and federal funding and program accountability.
(h) Establish a timeline for regularly updating the strategic plan and the established goals.
(5) The Department of Economic Opportunity shall provide administrative support for the council.
History.s. 13, ch. 2010-78; s. 5, ch. 2011-177; s. 7, ch. 2012-195; s. 8, ch. 2013-51; s. 57, ch. 2015-98; s. 18, ch. 2019-119.