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Workforce Development System Overview, Report No. 04-19, February 2004
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This report is the first in a series of reports on Florida's workforce education systems.
  • Florida’s workforce development system is made up of a highly complex collection of organizations that share a common goal of providing training and employment services that enable people to become or remain economically self-sufficient while promoting Florida’s economic growth by providing employers with trained workers. 
  • To help policymakers assess this complex system, OPPAGA developed two charts that depict its organization and funding.  First, the Workforce Development Training and Employment Services diagram shows the state and local entities involved in delivering workforce training and employment services and how this system is structured.  Second, the Workforce Development System Funding Flow diagram illustrates how funds flow from the Federal government through the state level system to local entities.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Inmate Programs
Early Learning Programs
Department of Economic Opportunity
Welfare Transition
Workforce Services
School District Workforce Education
ACCESS Florida
Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development
Enterprise Florida, Inc.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-05 Several States Offer High School Diploma Options to Address Students’ Needs and Future Goals,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 10-35 Profile of Changes to Florida’s Public Career Education Program Offerings,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-34 School Districts and Florida College System Institutions Frequently Change Their Career Education Programs,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-26 Florida Should Not Use the Targeted Occupations Lists as the Sole Criteria to Fund Career Education Programs,published in March 2010.
  • Report No. 10-18 Public Career Education Programs Differ From Private Programs on Their Admission Requirements, Costs, Financial Aid Availability, and Student Outcomes,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 08-50 Workforce Estimating Conference Streamlined; University Funding Is Not Directly Tied to Workforce Demand, published in September 2008.
  • Report No. 06-28  Workforce Estimating Conference Potential Not Realized; Barriers Can Be Addressed, published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 04-68 Progress Report: Workforce System Still Needs Financial Self-Sufficiency Performance Standards, published in September 2004.
  • Report No. 04-42 Progress Report: Students Benefit from Workforce Education Programs, But Performance Can Be Improved, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 03-20 Progress Report: OPPAGA Recommendation Adopted; Economic Development Toolkit Was Implemented, published in March 2003.
  • Report No. 03-10 Special Examination: Review of the Workforce Development System, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 02-36 Program Review: Apprenticeship Program Is Beneficial, But Its Ability to Meet State Demands Is Limited, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-33 Program Review: Adult General Education Performance Improves; However, Placement Rates Need Improvement and the State’s Residency Policy Needs Definition, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-32 Justification Review: Workforce Development Education Program, published in May 2002.
  • Report No. 01-56 Program Review: Workforce Development Education Program, Florida Department of Education, published in November 2001.

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