January 22, 2019 –FORT MYERS, FLA – Hodges University’s Dr. Aysegul Timur, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dean, Johnson School of Business, and Tessa Lesage, Director of Social Innovation and Sustainability, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, will be will be presenting during the 2019 Florida College Access Network Summit.
The presentation, entitled “Growing and Credentialing Employability Skills in SWFL – Professional Effectiveness Certificate” will be in May 2019 in Orlando. “The issue of the gaps that exist in employability skills and how to address them is critical to the continued economic growth of our region,” said Dr. Timur. “This summit is an ideal place to shed further light on the need to address this issue.”
“The professional effectiveness certificate is a great example of the FutureMakers Coalition’s ability to respond to employer needs by aligning resources and working across organizations to create an effective credentialing solution that increases employability,” said LeSage. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the FutureMakers partners work to our state partners.”
Florida College Access Network’s mission is to create and strengthen a statewide network that catalyzes and supports communities to improve college & career preparation, access, and completion for all students.
The FutureMakers Coalition’s goal is to transform our workforce by increasing the number of Southwest Florida residents with degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials by the year 2025. The FutureMakers Coalition encourages residents to join and support this community-changing initiative. For more information, visit www.futuremakerscoalition.com.
Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.