The state of Florida is not only highly successful compared to other states in creation of jobs, but also in developing the talent pipeline to fill those jobs. Gov. Rick Scott's website shares that over 1.2 million jobs were created in the last six years to help fuel our state's economy. Also, we recently learned U.S. News and World Report named Florida's State University System No. 1 in the nation for Best States for Higher Education.
At Florida Atlantic University, we listen carefully to employers who frequently ask colleges and universities to help develop students with talents and skills beyond traditional classroom learning — so-called "soft skills."