“One Community One Goal has had great success in the past few years. Our collaborative effort has resulted in substantial target-industry growth that will add high-paying jobs to our world-class community. I expect that our momentum will continue into the future with the economic growth plan we have in place.”
The Academic Leaders Council (ALC)
The Academic Leaders Council (ALC) was established to create an educational ecosystem that aligns with the business community to ensure worker availability for the future and to help students’ skill sets keep pace with business needs. Its members are top educational leaders in the country including the presidents of the county’s universities and college, and the superintendent of the public-school system.
ALC was formed by the presidents of Barry University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College, St. Thomas University, the University of Miami and the Superintendent of the Miami-Dade Public School System. Organized through the One Community One Goal initiative, these educational leaders, who are recognized as being among the top educational leaders in the country, have made it their mission to anticipate and develop the future talent needs of our community and develop a pipeline of qualified workers that would supply the needs of a sustainable business environment. Today, these educators meet regularly with industry leaders. Through the One Community One Goal initiative, these education leaders have made changes to their respective curricula to meet the specific needs of Miami’s business community.
One of the most unique programs created by the ALC is The One Community One Goal Talent Development Network (TDN – tdnMaimi.com). This online tool was formally launched in 2016. This website pairs students with employers for paid internships. Students are discovering job and career opportunities in their community… and staying here.
“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is proud of our partnership with the One Community One Goal. Over the past five years, the ALC has been able to provide valuable programs that strengthen the One Community One Goal target industries. Our dedication to innovative educational programming and new degrees is preparing our students for their place in the 21st century workforce and allows them to assume their positions as global citizens.”