Grant Information

The academic and workforce coalition known as Florida HIRE ED improves the regional workforce by training veterans and unemployed residents in two high-skill, high-wage occupational categories: information technology and healthcare.

Florida Hire Ed Recognized by the US DoL, ETA

Job Placement Tips from Grantees

As H-1B Technical Skills Training (TST) participants complete training, H-1B grantees, like Florida Hire Ed, use a variety of strategies to meet job placement goals. This ETA bulletin features three successful job placement approaches: using
databases to connect participants with employers, engaging every staff member in the job placement process, and conducting regular focus groups and needs assessments with employers.

Career Coaches

Advisors and career coaches continued to meet with new and existing participants, in class and individually, to discuss and employment opportunities. We are at a critical point, serving existing participants and continuing to recruit the long-term unemployed for re-employment training.

Certification Success

Our in-class training combined with the pre-exam software continues to very well in CompTIA certifications. Pass rates on high-stakes exams have exceeded our expectations. CompTIA exam students are passing at a rate of 85 to 90 percent.

Chipola College Students

Chipola College Students Achieve Top Honors @ National Leadership Conference in Nashville

More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $79,000 in cash awards. The following Florida Hire Ed students from Chipola College received national recognition at the Phi Beta Lambda Awards of Excellence on June 27. Shareem Goodlet – 1st place Music Business; the team of Brady Carlson and Shareem Goodlet – 8th place Network Design; and Brady Carlson – 9th place Networking Concepts. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 24–27. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.