The 2004 Florida's Best Celebration was a huge success! Click on the "Winners" button on the right hand side to view abstracts from each of the winning programs.

Looking for a great idea in workforce development? This is your resource. When business and education work together to address the economic development needs of our state, Florida works - and we all benefit. This year the Office of Workforce Education, Florida Department of Education, in cooperation with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, has launched Florida's Best - Business and Education Partnerships, a program that spotlights and promotes the replication of Florida's best practices in workforce development.

Nineteen top partnership programs, winners from each of the Florida Chamber of Commerce's six regions across the state, have been selected as the best of 2003,from nearly 100 projects submitted for consideration in this inaugural year.

Abstracts of award-winning programs follow. Just click on the "Winners" button to access a clickable map to find the winners by region.

We applaud the initiative and innovation of our education institutions and businesses across Florida, and encourage partners to apply for the 2004 awards. For more information on the 2004 program, please contact the Florida's Best administrative consultants at Florida Human Resources Development, 407/699-9622.

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A program of the
Office of Workforce Education, Florida Department of Education
in cooperation with the
Florida Chamber of Commerce

Development made possible with a grant through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998
Grant administration through the Florida Community College at Jacksonville