According to Florida Chamber president Mark Wilson, there are currently 261,600 jobs looking for people with the right skills to fill them. How do we close this skills gap and meet Florida’s workforce needs? Now is the time to help more adults prepare for available jobs by finishing their postsecondary education, but adult learners face unique challenges that their first-time-in-college peers don’t. And too often returning adults face an education environment that wasn’t designed for them.
Please join FCAN’s Kathy McDonald, assistant director of network partnerships, Complete Florida’s director Dr. Michelle Horton, and Jehan Clark, a Complete Florida graduate and program manager, for a discussion on the common hurdles adult students face and how creative institutions are meeting the challenge.