The FutureMakers Coalition was formed in March 2015 as part of the Southwest Florida region’s inclusion in Lumina Foundation’s Community Partners for Attainment, a program of 75 community cohorts throughout the country dedicated to significantly increasing the percent of residents with college degrees and post-secondary certifications and credentials.
The regional initiative in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties is comprised of a growing number of educators, workforce developers, business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, residents and students dedicated to finding solutions together. We believe every idea and inspiration increases our success and we welcome anyone to become a FutureMaker.
During the next decade, businesses throughout Southwest Florida will need more qualified employees to ensure their success and the region’s economic health and viability. Our communities, our cities, our region are only a smart as our residents
The FutureMakers Coalition is committed to increasing the region’s percent of college graduates and residents with advanced certifications and credentials from 27 percent to 40 percent by 2025.