CareerSource Capital Region Debuts Career Pathways Project to Connect Community with Career and Training Opportunities: New Partnership Focuses on Career Pathways in the Capital Region

September 7, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CareerSource Capital Region, local businesses, educational providers and economic development entities are pleased to announce a partnership that seeks to develop the thriving talent market, by meeting the needs of career seekers with invaluable opportunities. 

The Career Pathways project will transform the way our community learns about in-demand careers that are available in the region. Students, parents, teachers and career seekers will be able to explore career paths whether it is their first job or second career with the help of local training programs along with financial aid opportunities. Career seekers that would like to explore careers and learn about training available in the region should visit www.mycareerpathways.org.

“Our desire has always been to help shape the future of workforce development,” said Jim McShane, Chief Executive Officer of CareerSource Capital Region. “The Career Pathways project, which was created through a council with our Board of Directors, establishes community-driven strategies to help us connect our community to the resources necessary to thrive. This partnership embraces a broader vision for the future and establishes a unified and improved connection for career seekers and businesses.”

“The Career Pathways project recognizes the talents and strengths of our educational institutions joining forces to meet the current and future workforce needs of area employers”, stated Kimberly A. Moore, Vice President for Workforce Innovation of Tallahassee Community College, and Career Pathways Council Chair for CareerSource Capital Region. “Through this effort, we are establishing a no-wrong door approach for connecting individuals seeking training with the information they need to advance their career and future.”

“ISF supports this partnership because it provides an easy way for our citizens to pursue their education and obtain jobs with higher wages, said Cyndy Loomis, CEO of Information Systems of Florida, Inc.  “Tallahassee and the surrounding area have a wealth of untapped human potential. The Career Pathways project provides an entry point into our educational systems that allow young and adult students to extend their education.  As a local employer, ISF is constantly seeking to hire new talent. The Career Pathway project helps bridge a critical gap in our community.”

“More than ever before a strong talent pipeline is key to success for a community’s economic competitiveness,” said Cristina Paredes Deputy Director of Engagement and Operations, of Tallahassee-Leon Office of Economic VitalityRetaining and engaging the local workforce is a cornerstone of the Office of Economic Vitality and our partners, such as CareerSource Capital Region, as we all strive to strengthen and diversify our talent pool.”

For more information regarding this collaborative effort visit www.mycareerpathways.org.

To help drive awareness of the Career Pathways project, CareerSource Capital Region is encouraging the community to spread the word on social media by using #CareerPathways.

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About the Career Pathways Project

The Career Pathways project is a partnership among CareerSource Capital Region, local businesses, educational providers and economic development entities. This collaborative effort seeks to proactively adapt to the changing needs of career seekers, and businesses in the Capital Region.  

About CareerSource Capital Region

CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties. Solutions for career seekers include one-on-one career advising, interviewing and resume-writing assistance, employment workshops, and labor market information.  Solutions for employers include recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants, customized training, and information on tax incentives.  Employers and career seekers are matched through the Employ Florida Marketplace system. All solutions are provided at no cost. Programs funded through CareerSource Capital Region are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network.

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