|USFSM wins CareerSource Suncoast workforce innovation Education Partner of the Year award|
|SARASOTA, Fla. (May 02, 2019) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee today was named CareerSource Suncoast Education Partner of the Year during the 2019 State of Talent Conference Innovation in Workforce luncheon at Art Ovation Hotel.
USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, accepted the workforce excellence award, which recognizes USFSM’s outstanding commitment to building a stronger community and workforce through a multitude of academic programs and hands-on learning experiences.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by our community partners, and we value their participation in everything we do to help prepare our students for success when they enter the workforce,” she said. “We want all of our students to stay here in Sarasota-Manatee and contribute to the future of this great region.”
USFSM actively partners with businesses and organizations to identify their employment needs and tailors programs and services to train students to meet those needs on an ongoing basis. Many of these partnerships result from the work of the USFSM Career Services team, led by Coordinator of Career Services Toni Ripo.
“These programs are transformational,” Ripo said. “Students who take part in them are often stepping out of their comfort zone. They develop relationships with workforce partners that impact their lives. Participation in these programs develops the skills employers seek in applicants and distinguishes students in the job market. As a result, our workforce partners begin to build pipelines of talent and can make better hiring decisions through meaningful assessments of our students’ abilities.”
Here are a few examples of USFSM’s unique efforts:
USFSM was among three organizations and one individual honored during Thursday’s luncheon by CareerSource Suncoast. Here is the full list of winners:
|About USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)
USF Sarasota-Manatee is a regional campus of the University of South Florida system, offering the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Venice and online. USFSM is ideal for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit in a small, personal setting with distinguished faculty and a dynamic curriculum of more than 40 academic programs. Website: www.usfsm.edu.
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