Another school year has begun, and with it new opportunities and challenges for Florida’s education system. As a member of the Education Policy and Education Appropriations Committees, I face the challenge to voice the needs of our parents, teachers, and especially our children in Tallahassee. Committee meetings start in only three weeks. I am already meeting with community leaders and constituents to formulate policy to bring necessary reform to our system.

Senator Sachs speaks with instructors and students about the medical assistant program at Everest University in Pompano Beach in the above photo.

In Florida’s new economy, job creation and advancements in technology are demanding a more technically trained workforce. Colleges like Everest University are serving these needs and are training the career minded to meet these market demands. In a visit to the University’s Pompano Beach campus I saw firsthand its specialized training courses. Its community outreach is particularly impressive. They offer a free GED program open for anyone in the community who needs to complete their high school requirements.

Senator Sachs meets with directors of Everest University's Pompano Beach campus

Senator Sachs meets with directors of Everest University’s Pompano Beach campus