Date:  December 6, 2016
Category:  Webinars


The third webinar in our series on Connecting Education and Jobs in Florida features Dr. Jan Ignash, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the State University System of Florida Board of Governors and Dr. Michael Georgiopoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida for a discussion on the Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) Grant, an initiative funded by the Florida Legislature in 2013 to boost degrees in high-demand fields requiring bachelor’s degrees.

The TEAm Grant initiative began with a thorough analysis of available college and workforce data to determine which high-demand jobs were projected to have unfilled openings.  With $15 million from the legislature, four college and university partnerships were funded as part of a competitive application process to boost degree production in computer science and information technology, accounting and financial services and middle school teachers.  During the webinar, we will highlight the process for implementing the grant, including outcomes, successes and lessons learned from the project.

This is the third in our on-going Connecting Education and Jobs in Florida webinar series to help education and community stakeholders learn about future workforce trends, the supply and demand of different postsecondary credentials and resources that can help students connect to high-skilled, high-paying jobs.

Didn’t catch the first two webinars?  Not to worry!  Find the webinar slides and recordings in our webinar archive for on-demand viewing.  These webinars feature presentations from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Florida Chamber Foundation.

Note: Dr. Mostafa Bassiouni, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida and Director of the CSIT TEAm Consortium presented on behalf of Dr. Georgiopoulos.

Event Details: 

Webinar: How partnerships can boost degrees in high-demand fields
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 6th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration link:

This webinar is made possible thanks to generous support of the Helios Education Foundation.


This event has concluded.  Please click the links below for the slides, recording of the webinar and other related resources:

How Partnerships Can Boost Degrees in High-Demand Fields Webinar Slides (,pdf)

How Partnerships Can Boost Degrees in High-Demand Fields Webinar Recording (,wmv)

Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) Grant Initiative Website 

CSIT-TEAm Website


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