PROJECTS

iGen Connects

iGEN is an initiative and sub-committee part of Student Voices | Florida Students United. This initiative, identified during the COVID-19 pandemic, has as its goal to create a more accepting culture and generate positivity and cooperation with intergenerational age groups. It is in a collaboration with The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (FDOEA). The Florida Technology Council with ensure a successful focus on and use of technology through technology guidance, oversight, and management.

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Internship Tax Credit

Did you know Florida will pay you to hire an intern? You probably missed it tucked deep inside a 54 page legislative bill that, on May 21st,Governor DeSantis signed into law. The Florida Internship Tax Credit Program is real, however. This bill authorizes a corporate income tax credit of $2,000 for each student intern employed by a qualified business, up to a maximum of $10,000 in any taxable year for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. The program ultimately was picked up in SB 7068 and can be found in sections 23,24, and 27 on pages 11-12 of the linked bill analysis. A more substantive analysis can be found on SB 258, when the program was a standalone bill. FTC is working with Florida Senator Shevron Jones to bring you everything you need to know.

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CIO Mentorship Program

For three consecutive years FTC has provided insight, education and trainings for those interested in becoming a state agency CIO.  Erin Rock, FTC Member and world-renowned former Secretary for the Department of Management Services, moderates leadership to foster discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use IT as a strategic tool.

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Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Collaboration

We are partnering with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging association to address the staffing shortage and lack of technological innovation in our state's small service businesses. Keep an eye out for our article in their monthly magazine and a podcast that addresses how technology can be used as a means to building our workforce. We have also been appointed to their technology committee.

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COMMITTEES

Credentials Review Committee

Cybersecurity and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Legislative Work Group

Reopen Florida Task Force