First Florida Credit Union committed $250,000 to Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) to support initiatives that will help local students and community members become future business leaders. The funding will launch the FSCJ Business Speaker Series and bolster the college’s Financial Skills Academy over the span of five years.
The new Business Speaker Series will feature prominent business leaders who will discuss a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, taxes, healthcare, investing, and other related issues. All sessions will be open to FSCJ students, as well as high school students, military personnel, and other groups to increase community-wide education.
First Florida Credit Union President and CEO Brent E. Lister said the monthly series, set to run from fall 2017 to spring 2022, will give those interested the opportunity to network with business leaders while allowing potential employers to connect with the upcoming workforce.
First Florida CU will also help the college expand marketing of its Financial Skills Academy, which is currently offered for free to more than 50,000 students and faculty.