Who we are

Our partnership of education, business and community leaders focuses on developing a shared framework designed to increase system coordination, with the desire to build a workforce pipeline that serves both the goals of talent within our community and the needs of businesses throughout our region.

Our work facilitates opportunities for a growing collaborative of regional partners to share best practices and engage in projects that support talent advancement. Our goal is to build a robust talent ecosystem to meet the needs of our business communities.

What we do

Our 3-pronged approach of talent development, recruitment and retention focuses on ensuring a sustainable, thriving ecosystem. Through increased coordination among employers, educators and regional skilled development efforts, our region is streamlining the transition from classroom to career.

The following core strategies represent key areas of focus for our regional work.

Facilitate the Talent Advancement Network (TAN)– a collaboration of regional HR professionals and higher education administrators that work to create a stronger talent pipeline through work-based learning, workforce briefings and events that allow industry professionals to engage with the talent in our communities.

Facilitate Talent Advancement Partnership (TAP) – a partnership for all 7 Northeast Florida secondary school districts to increase communication and advance learning via sharing labor market information and engaging in pilot projects that support talent advancement and ensure development of appropriate and relevant curriculum.

Create and promote regional career pathways collateral for use by all segments of our regional career pathways collateral. Our Career Pathways initiative provides a thorough understanding of the target and support industries in Northeast Florida, opportunities for degree and certification attainment and the job opportunities and wages corresponding to these industries.

Build awareness and support for credential attainment and increased employment initiatives through FAFSA events, veteran and military family activities as well as engagement with community-based organizations.

To learn more about the outcomes in our region, see the annual reports below.

2019 Talent Report

2020 Talent Report