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Northwest Florida Skilled Technician Talent Supply Task Force
c/o Haas Center
1170 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach FL, 32547

Phone: 850.510.0771
Email: clewis2@uwf.edu


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The Northwest Florida Skilled Technician Talent Supply Task Force was convened to evaluate existing assets in the region and, building on those assets, create a new regional approach for world-class talent supply for skilled technicians in the Northwest Florida Region. With economic competitiveness as its primary driver, the Task Force shall

  • Gain a deeper understanding of skilled technician workforce needs for Northwest Florida companies in key sectors of focus.
  • Create an education/training assets inventory informed by a review of recent supply/demand analyses.
  • Develop short-term and long-term actions that address the skilled technician talent needs in Northwest Florida.

Mission Statement

Through the formation of a Northwest Florida Skilled Technician Talent Supply Task Force the region intends to pursue a thorough and careful consideration of the Northwest Florida's existing workforce development and education systems that prepare students and workers for skilled technician jobs, with an eye toward transforming the region by identifying opportunities for improvement.