The partnership between FutureMakers Coalition, the Elsa and Peter Soderberg Charitable
Foundation, and the Lee County Industrial Development Authority partnership is a collective effort to help stop-out students, with some college credit, to return and obtain their degree.
One hundred organizations responded to the 2021 Workforce Employer Survey, which was three-times the number that replied to the 2020 survey. Lee County has the highest concentration (75%) of the responding businesses operating among the five SW Florida counties.
FutureMakers Coalition conducts the Workforce Employer Survey annually and uses the data to inform our SW Florida network, specifically the education partners, about employer needs and opportunities to work better together to ensure the desired qualified workforce is available to the region’s employers.
The upcoming annual Education and Workforce Outcomes Report relies heavily on federal and state databases and presents data at the regional and county levels for the five counties in southwest Florida. Past newsletter articles have explored other data sources that allowed us to drill down further to specific county zip codes. This article continues the exploration of data sources at the school level.