Lee County Economic Development Office works to improve opportunities for the workforce to advance skills and have access to career ladders.
The CareerSource Southwest Florida network of career development professionals works directly with Florida employers to align their business goals. CareerSource connects business, labor, education, community, and government services together under one organization. CareerSource operates five full-service Career Centers and two satellite centers in the five counties in Southwest Florida.
FutureMakers Coalition is an initiative working to increase the number of Southwest Floridians with post-secondary credentials, certifications, and degrees. Its goal is to ensure that 55% of working-age adults in Southwest Florida have education beyond high school by 2025. It serves both traditional students and adults with barriers to educational attainment.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is a non-profit youth organization whose purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement has 109 local JA Areas across the nation, and together they are that nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association serves as a valuable resource to connect manufacturers that call Southwest Florida home with educational and informational support, CEO roundtable discussions, networking events, public relations tools, human resources needs, grants, awards and recognition at a regional and state level.
The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership is a nonprofit membership organization that encourages the development, growth and attraction of technology companies and resources in Southwest Florida. The membership is comprised of technology companies and users, economic development groups and higher education institutions. Together, they promote and expand the regional technology sector through seminars, forums, and educational programs.