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Mayor Brown announces Leaders in Training

Mayor Alvin Brown announced the launch of Mayor Brown’s Leaders in Training program and introduced the inaugural class of 15 juniors and seniors from local colleges and universities. The city has joined with CSX, the JAX Chamber, Worksource, Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, Nova Southeastern University, the University of North Florida, Keiser University and the University of Phoenix to create this new public-private partnership for workforce development.

Mayor Brown’s Leaders in Training will support local college students in reaching their full career potential through skill-building workshops, internship work experience and mentoring from local business executives. The goal of the program is to grow and retain the regional talent pool of qualified professionals in every business sector over time with emphasis on targeted growth sectors. By keeping local talent, Mayor Brown’s initiative helps Jacksonville build its workforce to reach its potential.

Mayor Brown’s Leaders in Training will continue next year with more students receiving experience, training and mentoring in the workforce — another way the mayor is focusing on bold initiatives to improve Jacksonville.


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