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August GPSHRM Monthly Meeting

  • August 10, 2016
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502


  • Member of GPSHRM Chapter

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                "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).

Ms. Grove holds a Master of Science in organizational communication from Purdue University and bachelors’ degrees in political science and communications from Birmingham-Southern College. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXIII and lives in Pensacola.  Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, including husband, Ray, and four sons: Andrew, Hank, Matt and Scott. They enjoy fishing, surfing, paddle-boarding and camping.




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