Education

Raquel "Rocky" Egusquiza

Chair

Raquel "Rocky" Egusquiza
VP, Community Affairs
NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises

Keith "Fletch" Fletcher

Vice Chair

Keith "Fletch" Fletcher
Executive Director & Vice President
City Year Miami

Staff Contact

Goals

Create state and federal legislative advocacy agenda and leverage business leaders to address educational funding challenges, inequities, teacher shortage, and the importance of early childhood education.

  • Hold one to two chamber tours (October) of educational institutions and programs with business representatives and elected officials; each tour to visit a few educational sites
  • Develop and approve legislative agendas and actively advocate for priorities through Chamber visits and other activities

 

Expand internship and scholarship opportunities for employers and students.

  • Raise at least $7,500 in funds for three or more student scholarships through the South Florida Progress Foundation by April, 2018
  • Assess use of the Talent Development Network and/or other internship matching systems among Chamber members to develop promotion strategy

 

Host a follow-up Career Pathways Fair/Workshop in which participants learn how to establish effective career pathways and how to decrease turnover among millennial employees.

 

Research existing models of integrated databases for students in support services system to better track and serve them.

  • The report and recommendations produced from research will be conducted by May 2018

Legislative Task Force

Chair: Iraida Mendez-Cartaya, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
Bank of America
CareerSource South Florida
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
UHealth
Wells Fargo