Education and Industry Consortiums

Florida Statute 445.007 requires each local workforce development board to create an education and industry consortium composed of educational entities and business representatives in the designated workforce service delivery area.

The relationship between industry and education is vital to the state and local workforce development system. CareerSource Flagler Volusia’s Education and Industry Consortium (EIC) will meet quarterly and provide reports, including community-based information related to educational programs and industry needs. These reports will inform the Board of Directors on programs, services, and partnerships in the service delivery area and assist in creating strategies and local plans that align educational programming with industry needs at the local level.

The EIC leverages existing educational systems and leadership, industry strengths, and pockets of workforce excellence to create a stronger talent pipeline focused on the youth, adults, and veterans currently living in Volusia and Flagler Counties.

More information about the role of education and industry consortiums is available in the Statewide Strategic Policy.

1/30 Industry and Education Quarterly Report
4/30 Industry and Education Quarterly Report


Below are the members of the Education and Industry Consortium.
Each member will serve a 2-year term (1/01/2024 to 12/31/2025):
Renee Kirkland, Director – 
Flagler Technical College
Michael Nieto, Director – Daytona State College
Kristin Pierce, Coordinator, CTE – Volusia County Schools
Serena Fisher, Director – Halifax Health
E. Bliss Jamison, President – SEVMTC
Nicole Stumbo, Director of Operations – Davita Labs
Danielle Wong, Office Manager – Vidya Herbs USA