Colleges and Programs

Florida Colleges – This is a very easy and useful resource to use relative to searching Florida for a program of study that meets your career ambitions.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Florida – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Florida College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Florida – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Florida institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Florida – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Florida, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

FLVC (Florida Virtual Campus) – You can be anywhere on the K-Adult student spectrum and find helpful information on this organization’s website for distance learning courses and degree programs.

State University System of Florida – Here is a quick and easy listing of all of the Florida universities with a link directly to each specific website.

Arts in Education, Florida – The Florida Dept. of State (Div. of Cultural Affairs) offers a nice listing of diverse programs helpful for learning about the arts in education.

Florida DOE Colleges – Here is a quick and easy listing of all of the Florida district colleges with virtual tours available for each.

Healthcare Pathways, Florida – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Florida relative to healthcare schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.

Career Cruiser, Florida Dept. of Education – This guide in the form of a .pdf file is super helpful to get your started to learn more about yourself, explore careers and make plans for the future. You might want to think now about developing the skills that will help you manage your career throughout your life. A super resource!!

Teacher Certifications, Florida – New and existing state of Florida certification requirements are available on this page of the DOE.

 

Job Seekers and Career

Florida Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

Florida Silver Jobs – As part of the Employ Florida website, this powerful online tool will assist ‘mature adult’ job seekers and students in searching for the right position. Also can help employers identify the best job candidate.

Employ Florida – If it’s just a simple and friendly worker or employer search you are interested in, this portal is a good one.

Florida Green Jobs – A great gateway, though a little awkward to use, to search for a green job for employment seekers or list an opportunity.

Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity, Career Center Directory – Available on this website is a long, long list of the 74 full service and 36 satellite career centers across the state of Florida.

CFEC (Central Florida Employment Council) – An employment resource, this organization provides an entry portal to link Central Florida job seekers with employers.

Orlando Jobs – Close to 2,000 jobs are posted and searchable by job title, category or featured employer.

State of Florida, Jobs – Full time, part-time, entry level, hourly….whatever your preference in job exploration, this is an easy online tool for your searching pleasure.

MyFlorida Jobs – Is it your desire to fulfill your professional goals as a public servant? Perhaps you can realize your ambition in the Sunshine State by looking for your career on this website. Search by keyword and location or refer to the categories of opportunities listed.

Florida DOT, Employment – The Dept. of Transportation has a lot of information on career openings, internships, volunteerism, training programs and benefits of working for the DOT are listed.

iHireConstruction, Florida – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Florida, look no further than this search tool.

Florida Shines – Here is an organization that will help support you in learning about yourself, exploring careers, making a plan for education and preparing for work. They do this through a three-faceted guided approach. In partnership with the state’s 40 colleges and universities (as well as other partners), their aim is to help you succeed in school and beyond.

 

Leadership and Development

Florida Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

FACTE (Florida Association of Careers in Technical Education) – As a career professional in the state of Florida, if it’s your desire to help young or adult Floridians prepare for a successful career, have a look at this website. There is a small membership fee, you may find the affiliation, however, may be well worth the investment.

CPalms – If you are a teacher or are homeschooling your children, this website will provide you with assistance on ensuring your lesson plans and activities speak to the state education standards. Lots of resources are available also to help you effectively integrate standards.

FLCA (Florida Cultural Alliance) – Is it your desire to move art education and culture forward throughout Florida communities? If so, consider becoming a member of this organization. Your work will be geared toward making the art education and culture experiences for accessible to more people.

FAM (Florida Association of Museums) – Find out how being a member of this organization will give you the opportunity to address, support and promote the needs of the museum communities across the state.

IPDAE (Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators) – If you are an adult educator, you will find great digital resources for the purpose of furthering your students’ educational experience. In addition to the resources (training modules, webinars, workshops, videos, etc.) there are reinforcement and assessment tools for you. This website for the current career adult educator is an excellent tool.

Florida Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Florida is what you need, look here!

Florida Technology Council – There is rapid growth in Florida’s technology sector. This council is the state’s premier trade association for science and technology companies with professional memberships diverse amongst the business community. The focus is entirely on the needs and priorities of Florida’s technology sector. If you are looking to partner with an organization to advance the contributions to the state’s technology community, spend some time on this website.

Florida Humanities – The core mission of the National Endowment of Humanities is supported and advanced by this council’s members. If it’s your mission to encourage and establish partnerships with those locations across the state of Florida with limited access to the humanities, you should see how your mission could be of help to this organization.

Leadership Florida – Do you want to be a catalyst for change supporting new opportunities in your beloved state of Florida? To be a member of this organization means you are dedicated to not only your local community, but also to the statewide community of Florida. You will work with other statewide leaders and share meaningful forums of information and viewpoints for the purpose of inspiring a better Florida.

Fun Florida Fieldtrips – If you are a teacher or are homeschooling your children, here is a wonderful list of available fieldtrips. All links take you to a site with great information on the specific fieldtrip experience.

FDLRS (Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources Systems) – An array of instructional and technical support services specifically geared toward exceptional student education programs across the state of Florida are listed on this site. Services educators, parents, school administrators and students with exceptionalities.

Project Wet Teacher Workshops – These workshops (offered by SW Florida Water Mgmt. District) is not just for science teachers. If you are a cultivator of inquiry in learning and choose to integrate a multidisciplinary approach to learns, these hands-on and easy-to-use activities may work well to engage your students in the learning process.

Florida Education Foundation – As a K-12 teacher, perhaps you should visit this website as a source of information and programs to support your education methods with external resources. The assistance by this private sector foundation may help support educational outcomes.

Working with Experts – Are you a career individual providing service to students with exceptionalities in the state of Florida? An extensive calendar of professional development events is available on this site.

 

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Florida Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

FCLF (Florida Community Loan Fund) – Here is a statewide organization that is dedicated to aiding the improvement of low-income communities throughout Florida by helping businesses and innovators with flexible financing and expertise.

Catapult – Are you ready to start or grow your business venture in Florida? Surround yourself with a community of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. On this website you can register for an event, view the facility in Lakeland, and learn about a membership.

 

Veterans

FDVA, Florida Dept. of Veterans Affairs – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Florida - On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Florida – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.

Employ Florida Veterans – The site provides a web portal gateway to information and resource links to assist our nation’s heroes and their families in accomplishing employment goals.

Veterans Florida – Tools and resources are on this organization’s website to help veterans succeed in achieving their personal and professional goals.

Florida DEA Veteran Employment Program – As a veteran with barriers to employment, the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity, this organization has specialist available to help you with a focus on your specific case management needs.