Workforce Development of Hendry County, comprised of two towns, LaBelle and Clewiston, epitomize a closely-knit, small rural community. Hendry County Schools, which serves these areas, is rich in cultural diversity, and is showing a growing demand for high paying, high skilled wages. Over the past year, we have a 43% growth in our adult education classes.
Using data to solve a complex social problem is like assembling a huge jigsaw puzzle. No single puzzle piece alone holds enough clues that can help us define the optimal solution(s). In addition, there are multiple strategies to assembling a jigsaw puzzle. For example, one may like to find and assemble the outside border pieces first then fill in the remaining interior pieces -OR- one may prefer to group like colors and images first then build out to the border. All strategies have their merits and a combination of strategies often yields the best solutions.
For the vast majority of us, 2020 was a year filled with uncertainty, anxiety, and sadness. The COVID-19 pandemic affected nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives with schools and businesses abruptly closing, requiring us to hastily reconfigure even the most mundane of our daily routines.
The employment demand for individuals holding a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, credential has always been high in Southwest Florida but is on the rise because of the pandemic ….