"Workforce Development – The Time is NOW!"
Speaker: Jennifer Grove
During this presentation, Jennifer will overview the business case for industry to partner with education to ensure the workforce of the future is being grown in today’s classrooms. Jennifer will share national and state-level data that show trends in educational requirements necessary for entry into careers and will overview Gulf Power’s program of work to grow their own future workforce, expose students to other careers in the regional economy, and how they are working with cross-sector community partners to improve educational and workforce achievement through Achieve Escambia.
Ms. Grove has worked with The Southern Company for over 20 years. As Gulf Power’s Community Development Manager, she is responsible for leading Gulf Power’s engagement in programs and partnerships that grow Northwest Florida’s community competitiveness, including cradle to career education, workforce development, economic development infrastructure support, regional partner support and key industry sector support, such as Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation/Information Technology. Ms. Grove was recognized in 2012 by US News as one of the Top 100 Women in STEM for her role in STEM talent development.
Ms. Grove serves in many community, state and national organizations focused on education and workforce development including as Chair of the Strategic Policy Council and as a member of the Board of CareerSource Florida, the state workforce investment board; as a Board member of the Florida Education Foundation; as Chair of the Florida Chamber Business Alliance for Early Learning; as a member of the Florida College Access Network Advisory Council; and as an Executive Committee member of ECARE (Every Child A Reader in Escambia County).
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