Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Opening of Employ Florida Banner Center
I am pleased to announce that Miami Dade College's School of Business will open the doors in early January to our new Employ Florida Banner Center for Financial Services. A news conference on this topic will be held at 10:30 this morning in the Wolfson Campus Batten Conference Room (2106).
Backed by a $500,000 grant from Workforce Florida, Inc., the Center aims to expand training opportunities for people employed or seeking a career in banking, finance and insurance.
MDC’s Banner Center is one of four established throughout Florida this year, helping workers develop the skills to meet current and future needs of industries vital to the state’s economy, such as Financial Services, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Biotechnology.
With our outstanding record for delivering financial education, and the support of South Florida’s robust national and international financial sector, we are ready to undertake our new role in building a stronger banking, finance and insurance workforce.
I would like to thank our key partners, Workforce Florida, Inc., the Agency for Workforce Innovation and the South Florida Center for Financial Training, for assisting us in the development of this important program. A number of people at MDC helped to make this program possible, including campus presidents Gray and Montoya; academic dean Andrea Bermudez; director of the School of Business, Craig Wilson; professor Morris Knapp and the chairpersons and staff from the School of Business. Thank you for your efforts in bringing this program to fruition.