TCC launches risk management program

 May 31, 2019     0 Comments     FAIA Newsroom

TCC's Dr. Brenda Anthony, Amy Bentley, and Dr. Everett Montgomery accept a $5,000 donation to support the school's new risk management program. 
This week, FAIA welcomed local agents and representatives from Tallahassee Community College (TCC) to celebrate the launch of Florida’s newest risk management program. The program will begin offering classes this fall and students who successfully meet the programs requirements will be able to graduate, ready to work, with a state license.
Th­e Florida Department of Economic Opportunity estimates that, on average, the insurance industry will add 6,652 new jobs a year through 2025, and we’ll need to replace more than 8,506 positions left open by retiring workers over the same timeframe. Expanding the pipeline of qualified applicants is essential to growing our industry.
FAIA works to establish and nurture insurance specialization associates degree programs at Florida’s state colleges. Through these programs, students who receive an associate’s degree that includes nine credit hours of approved insurance instruction graduate ready to work with a 20-44, 4-40, and, depending on the coursework, 2-15 license with no state exam required. To date, these programs have graduated 285 students who have been have been issued 463 licenses.
Through the Good Works Fund, FAIA helps to support institutes of higher education with insurance degree programs, and provides scholarships to talented students pursuing insurance as a field of study. With support from the Southern Fidelity Insurance Company, the Good Works Fund is proud to support TCC’s new program with a $5,000 donation.