CareerSource Research Coast Receives Baseline Letter Grade
New grading system furthers transparency and accountability goals of state’s REACH Act.
Treasure Coast, FL — As part of a new state law called the Reimaging Education and Career Help (REACH) Act, Florida’s local workforce development boards will receive letter grades annually. The REACH Act was signed into law in 2021. It seeks to enhance transparency and accountability in the workforce system through several measures, including assigning letter grades to the state’s local workforce development boards. Using criteria set by the Governor’s REACH Office in 2022 and based on 2021-2022 data, CareerSource research Coast was assigned an A- as its baseline grade.
“We are committed to delivering excellence in customer service and support for businesses and job seekers,” said Brian Bauer, President/CEO of CareerSource research Coast. “We appreciate the recognition of our performance and look forward to using these evaluation metrics to make additional enhancements and updates so we can deliver even stronger outcomes for all of our customers.”
The REACH Act was signed into law in 2021. It seeks to enhance transparency and accountability in the workforce system through several measures, including assigning letter grades to the state’s local workforce development boards.
Boards were graded based on how well they meet federal accountability measures, how many job seekers served receive work-related training, how many participants earn more in the second quarter after receiving workforce services, how many employers are return customers for business services, and reduction in the number of participants on long-term public assistance.
The first grades were determined retroactively, based upon data from the 2021–2022 fiscal year. Official letter grades will be assigned in 2023 for the 2022-2023 year.
For more information about letter grades, including metrics and methodology, click here.
ABOUT CAREERSOURCE RESEARCH COAST
CareerSource Research Coast (CSRC) is a private, non-profit, Florida corporation with a board of directors consisting of private businesses, economic development and education representatives, community and state agencies, and elected officials. Members of the board represent the diversity of businesses, organizations and trades that operate in Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. The State of Florida chartered CSRC to create and manage a workforce development service delivery system responsive to the needs of businesses and job seekers. Our certified workforce professionals can be reached by calling 1-866-4U2-HIRE or 1-866-482-4473. Visit www.careersourcerc.com to learn more. An equal opportunity employer/program. TTY/TDD use Florida Relay Service 711.
ABOUT CAREERSOURCE FLORIDA
CareerSource Florida, with its business-led board of directors, provides policy direction for talent development programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards and their 100 career centers. The CareerSource Florida State Board serves as the Governor’s principal workforce policy and investment board, working in partnership with DEO, which is responsible for the state workforce system’s fiscal and administrative affairs, and local workforce development boards that serve Florida’s businesses and career seekers. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity. Learn more at careersourceflorida.com.