Economic opportunity begins with education. Attracting and retaining companies requires a pool of qualified workers in the near proximity.  The FCEF actively partners with local companies to understand their workforce needs and facilitates discussions with the school district to close gaps.

“Flagler County’s future economy depends on how well we prepare our youngest generation for success after high school, whether that’s college of career training,” said Helga van Eckert, director of Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity. “By using what we know and our partnerships with businesses in Flagler, we can help to develop our economy and strengthen the local workforce.”