• Workforce Development


    Ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the American Agency System is an important part of FAIA’s education mission. FAIA programs help support students—whether they are going from classroom to career, extending their education in college, or currently in college—with pertinent curriculum, job shadowing opportunities, scholarships, and internships. FAIA also offers classroom support for teachers and a wealth of insurance resources for those new to the business.


    InVEST is an insurance-education program designed to develop the insurance work force of the future. InVEST programs are active in 200 high schools nationally with more than 30 in Florida. Learn how you can get involved. 

    The Good Works Fund

    Good Works Fund LogoThe FAIA Good Works Fund supports charitable activity within the insurance industry, giving priority to insurance education including scholarship programs. Created in 2009 with a $500,000 board-approved donation from FAIA, the fund:

    • Provides financial and organizational support to state colleges that seek to offer, or already offering, insurance specialization programs
    • Provides scholarships to students in insurance degree programs to foster the recruitment of new talent into the insurance industry
    • Provides those working within the industry disaster relief and public assistance as needed.

    The fund partners with the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU to provide scholarships to FSU risk management students. In 2014, the Bob Ross Scholarship was added to existing awards the Tom C. Johnson and William "Buddy" T. McCue scholarships.

    The selection criteria for both awards includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • High academic performance
    • Career interest in the property and casualty industry
    • Financial need
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Leadership ability
    • Upper-class status

    The scholarships are funded by FAIA's Good Works Fund and awarded by a scholarship committee in FSU's school of RIsk Management/Insurance.

    Learn how you can help support the fund.