By 2025, more than 60 percent of Florida jobs will require a postsecondary degree or high-quality certificate.
There are an ever-increasing amount of area partners collaborating with Broward UP™ to bring learning out into the local community.
689 Broward UP™ participants completed courses leading to certificates and industry certifications in 2019.
As part of President Haile’s vision to support and transform the lives of residents in our community, Broward UP™ was launched to solve challenges, improve lives, and build partnerships to help every person realize their Unlimited Potential (UP). Broward UP™ has already begun transforming lives and uniting the county’s municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and industry leaders. A series of collaborations, customized to the specific needs of each community, has been established, and outreach efforts have been implemented to overcome misconceptions about educational access and to align retention and support services.
This program focuses on six ZIP codes in Broward County with disproportionately high unemployment rates, low education attainment, and low household income levels, helping people get the courses and certifications they need to start and advance their careers. There are three main goals for the Broward UP™ communities: 1) Increase college access and attendance, 2) Improve degree and certificate attainment, and 3) Holistically raise social and economic mobility.