Southwest Florida Educational and Workforce Outcomes Study
The FutureMakers Coalition is working towards increasing the proportion of working-age adults in Southwest Florida with post-secondary degrees and other high quality credentials to 55% by 2025. The outcomes data in this report shows that Southwest Florida is making progress towards this goal with 41.2% in 2018 compared to 39% in 2013. Educational outcomes suggest that Aspiration and Preparation, Access & Entry, and Persistence and Completion measures are making positive progress. Additionally, Third Grade Reading, High School Graduation Rates, Post-Secondary Fall Enrollment, and Technical Education Fall Enrollment have increased in our region.
This data also shows that racial and ethnic minorities in Southwest Florida achieve worse educational outcomes, and indicate that further efforts are needed to support our priority populations and lower these discrepancies. Finally, data in this report show the industries that make up the majority of employed adults in Southwest Florida and the top growth occupations by major occupational group.