Education & Workforce Development

The Chamber’s Education Committee supports high quality education for all, development of talent, and retention of talent in South Florida. The committee builds relationships with professionals and businesses in the community to advocate and seek funding for education causes and works to implement these causes so their short-and- long-term impact benefits the economic development of our community.
 

Miami Chamber James Knapp

Chair

James Knapp
Director of Community Relations
Florida International University

Staff Contact

Goals

Develop and approve education focused legislative issues for government affairs committee and actively advocate for priorities through Chamber visits and other activities

Collaborate with the HR & Professional Development Committee to host a workforce development Roundtable during emerge Conference

  • Discuss the talents and needs of workforce for technology, entrepreneur, emerging future and growing industries with businesses and educational institutions

Develop resource packet for businesses on summer internships, talent development network, offering resources and opportunities available to business

  •  Educate businesses to understand differences between high school interns and college interns

Expand scholarship and internship opportunities for students and employers by raising funds through the South Florida Progress Foundation.

Top Investors

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