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Florida Ready to Work in Bay County

By Tiffany Vause, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Florida Ready to Work

Are you interested in opportunities to identify potential reductions in hiring costs, training time, and turnover?  Are you interested in learning about FREE opportunities to identify potential reductions hiring costs, training time, and turnover?  If you are, your next call should be to Florida Ready to Work!

Recently, members of the Bay County Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) learned about how Florida Ready to Work can be used to identify new hires and skill-up an incumbent workforce.

Just like 80% of Florida business leaders across industry sectors, chapter members emphasized the importance of employability skills, including the fundamentals like professionalism, being on time, attention to detail, communication, and working as a team. They also acknowledged that much of the current labor force lacks them.

The chapter heard about a solution to improve foundational employability skills, a FREE solution, for Florida employers and how to implement it with their employees.

Florida Ready to Work is a research-based career readiness program created by Florida law. The program focuses on developing a work ready talent pipeline with the essential employability skills required for individual, business, and whole community economic well-being and growth. Program services are delivered in collaboration with the CareerSource Florida network, schools, state colleges, technical centers, adult education, juvenile justice, corrections, community-based organizations, and directly by employers.

“Our members were very excited to learn about the Florida Ready to Work initiative and several have expressed interest in introducing this to their workplace. We are thankful that the partnership with HR Florida has allowed us the opportunity to introduce this to our chapter,” said Stephanie Conn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, 2022 Bay County SHRM Chapter President.


Florida Ready to Work is funded by the State of Florida and administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in partnership with WIN Learning, a national career readiness solutions company. For more information, visit FloridaReadytoWork.com.

If you are interested in learning more about the Florida Ready to Work program, or would like to request a speaker for your next meeting, please contact Tiffany Vause, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Florida Ready to Work at tvause@floridareadytowork.com

Tiffany Vause is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Florida Ready to Work program. In this role, she assists organizations throughout the state with skilling-up the future workforce with the essential soft skills and foundational employability skills training that employers have deemed a top priority. With 15 years of communications, relationship building, and project management experience, Tiffany is helping employers utilize the Florida Ready to Work program to identify qualified new hires and skill-up incumbent workers throughout the state.