Central Florida Adult Learner Day
Mayor Dyer Proclaims “Central Florida Adult Learner Day”
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Mayor Dyer Proclaims March 13, 2018 “Central Florida Adult Learner Day” to Kick Off A Skilled Workforce Summit


For Immediate Release By: Rollins College, University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, University of Phoenix, Osceola Technical College


Media Contact: Sharon Lusk, Assistant Dean, Rollins College, slusk@rollins.edu

Orlando, FL - On March 13, 2018 the Central Florida College Access Network in partnership with the Higher Education Coordinating Council will host a convening focused on adult learners and the benefits of education for employers, employees, and our community. The Keynote speaker will be Mr. Carl Camden, Former President/CEO, Kelly Services, Inc. This event is free, and reservations are encouraged. Visit the Central Florida College Access Network website to reserve your space.


Although 65% of all jobs in the nation will require at least some postsecondary education by 2020, only 42% of adults will have an associate’s degree or higher (Helios Education Foundation). Our distinguished panelists will provide insight into Central Florida workforce challenges and gaps and offer solutions on how best to meet those needs through educational support.


 Adrienne Johnston, Chief, Florida Bureau of Labor Market Statistics

 Pam Nabors, President/CEO, CareerSource Central Florida

 Tim Giuliani, President/CEO, Orlando Economic Partnership

 John Davis, Executive Vice President, Orlando, Inc.

 Jessica Gibson, Assistant Executive Director of Adult Learner Initiatives, Tennessee Higher Education Commission


The event will be held at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Medical City, Lake Nona. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided. The event will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by 11:00 a.m.


We hope that you will join us to lend your voice to this important dialogue, and that you will share this opportunity with others who might have interest.  You may RSVP by March 9 at the Heart of Florida United Way website. 

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