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Our Talent

Teaching and Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Employees are one of the most important elements of business success; making sure you have the properly skilled workforce is one of our tasks.

That starts with a proper education, shaping responsible and dependable students. One of our primary tasks is ensuring tomorrow’s workforce is adequately prepared. Along with our highly rated public education system, with academies in such areas as business, healthcare and agriculture, numerous opportunities exits through technical and vocational schools and colleges, most notably:

The Solution

Through the Levy County Schools Career and Technical Education program, students can earn an Associates in Science degree. They can also visit industry, career shadow, earn certifications in desired fields, and participate in co-curricular programs. Additionally, several higher education institutions are located in the region. One of the most critical is the College of Central Florida, with campuses in Ocala, Citrus and here in Levy County with a new campus that opened north of Chiefland in the summer of 2017.

Programs for in-demand occupations in healthcare, business administration and other areas are offered, and enrollment at the Chiefland campus continues to climb as more men and women look to build a better life. You can see for yourself the impact CF has by reviewing the CF Fact Book for 2017-18.

Playing one of the biggest roles in the region for job readiness and placement is our community partner CareerSource. The agency works with employers and job seekers to connect the two for the most appropriately qualified positions.

CareerSource offers countless services, such as applicant screening and interviews, career fairs and expos, on the job training and more. Best thing: their services don’t cost you, so it’s like having a free Human Resources department.

Contact them today to learn more…

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State Unemployment Rate

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Regional Unemployment Rate (Citrus, Levy and Marion counties)

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Levy County Unemployment Rate

State Labor Force

Citrus-Levy-Marion Labor Force

Levy County Labor Force

Levy County Veterans Population

Levy County Veterans in Labor Force (18-64 years of age)

Citrus-Levy-Marion Unemployed

Median Annual Wages (All Occupations)

Median Hourly Wages (All Occupations)

Educational Information (Levy County)

# of Public Education Institutions

Elementary

Middle

Senior High

Combination

Colleges/Universities

% high school grad or higher (Florida = 86.5%)

% bachelor's degree or higher (Florida = 26.8%)

Top Five Colleges/Universities Within 60 Miles (% Enrollment)

  • University of Florida 66%
  • Santa Fe College 17%
  • Rasmussen College 9%
  • College of Central Florida 7%
  • University of Florida — online 1%

College of Central Florida | Fast Facts

Unduplicated Headcount

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

Students by Site

Ocala Campus

Citrus Campus

Levy Center

Hampton Center

Student Demographics

  • Female 63%
  • Male 37%
  • Under 18 9%
  • 18-24 47%
  • 25-34 22%