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 or are currently in college—with pertinent curriculum, job shadowing opportunities, scholarships, and internships. FAIA also offers classroom support for teachers and affordable, online training for new hires through New Level Partners.

University and College Partnerships

FAIA, fueled by the fundraising and organizational efforts of the Good Works Fund, is aggressively promoting risk management and insurance associate degree programs to Florida state colleges. The number of state colleges now offering such programs has grown to include:

  • Broward College 
  • Daytona State College
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Florida State University
  • Palm Beach State College 
  • Polk State College 
  • Santa Fe College 
  • Seminole State College of Florida 
  • St. Johns River State College  
  • St. Petersburg College 
  • State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • University of South Florida

The ultimate goal is to connect students looking for viable career opportunities with agencies that are ready to hire them. Contact Dave Newell to see how you can help.

Building Insurance Communities

Toward that end, FAIA is building “insurance communities” around the state to support these colleges. Volunteers are needed to teach classes, speak to students, give presentations, open their agencies to student tours, provide internships, and hire graduates.

Learn More and Volunteer

FAIA continues to support the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU. Through the Good Works Fund, FAIA provides three named scholarships—the Bob Ross, Tom C. Johnson, and William "Buddy" T. McCue—to FSU risk management students. 

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Internship Guide

Staffing issues continue to be a major challenge for independent agencies. One way to address these issues is to develop a quality internship program. Internships can be a source of low-cost, temporary labor and a recruiting tool for permanent employees. FAIA created the Employers Gudie to Agency Internships to familiarize you with internship programs and provide a framework for creating your own program. 


Training for New Hires, Agents and Staff

FAIA partners with My Agency Campus, online training solutions for both new hires and experienced staff within the insurance industry.

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