FutureMakers Partner Spotlight:
Dr. Andrea Fortin
Dr. Andrea Fortin has been a FutureMaker for more than three years with the Persistence and Completion Team. She started out as a leader in the Professional Effectiveness Certificate Action Team and instructed the pilot groups for soft skill certificate programs conducted at Arthrex, CareerSource, The Immokalee Foundation, and Chico’s FAS, Inc. She is leading the charge in the latest evolution of this work.
Andrea now serves as the team lead of the Career Pathways Action Team. The purpose of this new team is to assist traditional age students as well as adults wishing to re-skill or upskill in identifying needed skills/competencies, training programs, and degree programs aligned with careers in SWFL. To accomplish this, the team is taking a holistic approach by generating publicly available resources and research about local industries, soft skills, and equity. Andrea sees the already wonderful enthusiasm from local experts and leadership as the driving force to the success of Career Pathways. The team’s project has already received grant funding from Bank of America to support the first phase of the resource creation and research.
A Working Revolution
FutureMakers Coalition Healthcare System Alignment Project
There are a number of open seats in CNA training programs in Southwest Florida, which also means that there is an abundance of open CNA positions in our region’s workforce. Completing CNA training programs and earning a degree opens the door for other careers in the healthcare field. FutureMakers Coalition Healthcare System Alignment Team worked with FutureMakers partners to figure out how to fill the open seats in the CNA training programs, and therefore fill the vacant CNA positions in healthcare settings throughout Southwest Florida.
Upcoming FutureMakers Events
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- Access & Entry Team – January 14, 9 am Register
- Persistence & Completion Team – February 22, 2 pm Register
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Emsi 2020 Talent Attraction Scorecard
This report reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in virtual workspaces and migration out of big cities. These shifting migration patterns are forcing communities to adapt in new ways, therefore affecting their talent attraction.
Path to Pro boot camp: A pathway into the skilled trades
Home Depot has been launching programs in cities around the country to help people learn about the trades and what they entail. They are virtual courses teaching the fundamentals of construction. Professionals in the field say they are in high demand of entry-level employees.