Helping Florida Rise to 55
Carol Probstfeld, SRQ Magazine
Florida's greatest economic resource is a population educated to match the state's workforce needs.
To meet this challenge and develop potential solutions, the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, is partnering with the Florida College System and the state's Higher Education Coordinating Council for the Rise to 55 initiative. The goal is to raise the number of Florida residents who have completed some form of postsecondary education-industry certifications, two-year and four-year degrees-from 47 percent to 55 percent by 2025. A key component of Rise to 55 is getting individuals with some college classes to return and complete their higher education.