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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Tampa, Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource of Tampa Bay for the Tampa Fire Rescue Partnership Academy, 2019/2020 (Workforce Connections)
We request approval of this Memorandum of Understanding, through Aparicio-Levy Technical College, for the Tampa Fire Rescue Partnership Academy. The purpose of this partnership is to provide an applicant pool of newly trained firefighters to the local workforce. The targeted student population for this special program is economically disadvantaged, minorities, and women. Through this partnership, the City of Tampa will provide the training facility, equipment, and site consumables.  CareerSource of Tampa Bay will provide tuition, fees, textbooks, tools, uniforms, and supplies for the students, as well as assistance with child care and transportation. Aparicio-Levy Technical College will provide the instructors and coordination of the partnership.

The City of Tampa requires the School Board's signature to acknowledge acceptance of this Memorandum of Understanding prior to the City of Tampa's final signature.
• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Funds in the amount of approximately $23,300 per class will be generated into the divisional Workforce Education budget.  Funds received in excess of actual costs for this program will be remitted to the City of Tampa to offset costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the facility and equipment.
The evaluation of the Academy program is based on enrollment, completion, and placement of students from this program into the local workforce. During the 2017/2018 school year, 98 students enrolled and completed the program. During the 2018/2019 school year (as of May 10, 2019), 112 students have been enrolled in the program. These 112 students, upon graduation, have the earning potential of approximately $5.2 million in the Tampa Bay Region based on the average wage reported by the US Department of Labor.
SUBMITTED BY:  Darrell Faber, Director, Workforce and Continuing Education
Warren S. Brooks   Gretchen Saunders
Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    B 6.27
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section B Item# 6.27