How the Greater Daytona Region’s Talent Pool Can Bolster Your Business in the 2020s

How the Greater Daytona Region’s Talent Pool Can Bolster Your Business in the 2020s

Taking education to new heights

Talks about the future—even 10 years into the future—might evoke images of spaceflight, ultramodern infrastructure and other futuristic feats of engineering. While no one knows exactly what the future will look like, higher education institutions in the Greater Daytona Region are more than equipped to get us there.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida as the No. 1 state in the country for higher education. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, for example, is one of the country’s leading educators in engineering of all disciplines, including aviation, aerospace and civil engineering. Through being trained by contemporary industry experts, today’s students—and tomorrow’s professionals—will be especially qualified to tackle jobs in engineering, manufacturing and more, all while keeping the Greater Daytona Region at the forefront of industry excellence.

Inside a local talent hub

The Greater Daytona Region’s prime position in the state of Florida gives it a competitive
advantage when it comes to fostering talent and partnerships across the state, country and globe.
Local programs such as UCF Connect Daytona Beach, for example, facilitate collaboration between
the Greater Daytona Region and one of the country’s largest universities, allowing for endless
exchange of talent and trends in the workforce.

Technical training for tomorrow’s industries

The Greater Daytona Region is also home to a wealth of technical training opportunities, such as
the specialized training programs at Daytona State College.

A head start on skills

In this slice of the Sunshine State, students are able to enjoy a head-start on attaining skills that
will serve them long into the future—which is good news for businesses who call the region
“home.” For example, Volusia County Schools offer dozens of academies to high school students,
such as concentrated programs of study in engineering, health services and more.

On-the-job opportunities

In addition to a wealth of training and education, employees in the Greater Daytona Region can
benefit from educational opportunities after they have landed the job, too. The Incumbent
Worker Training Program (IWT), Employed Worker Training Program Funding Assistance Program
(EWT) and On-the-Job Training Funding Assistance Program (OJT) all offer resources for keeping
local businesses as competitive as possible. In addition, the Quick Response Training Program
(QRT) is geared toward assisting new and expanding businesses with the training tools they need
to start off strong. Ready to learn more about the Greater Daytona Region’s workforce? Contact Team Volusia today!
We are the region’s go-to resource for employment news, industry trends, economic
developments and all things business, and look forward to the chance to help your company
navigate its next big step.

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