The Alachua County Education Compact is mobilizing the community around education to better prepare students for higher education and sustainable careers. This collaborative initiative–which includes leaders in education, business, philanthropy, workforce development, government, parents, and families– aims to improve systemic outcomes in education by aligning the efforts of our education partners to prepare students to seize career opportunities in emerging industries.
In an effort to advance our region as the global hub of talent, innovation, and opportunity, the Gainesville Area Chamber reactivated the Alachua County Education Compact Foundation, originally formed in 1992 as the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and recruited a Board of Trustees for the first time. The primary purpose of the non-profit foundation is to financially invest in today’s learners to empower all students to become tomorrow’s earners by funding education and workforce development initiatives.
Career Discoveries Day, features local business professionals in the following industry sectors: arts and design, health sciences, transportation/manufacturing, life sciences, and technology. Each industry sector has a speaker who presents emerging career opportunities in his/her industry to entice students to attend his/her breakout session.