The higher the education, the higher the earning power
*Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics

Setting and Reaching Your Education Goals!

Whether you are a high school student thinking about your future education & training options, or an adult looking to change careers or finish education you started earlier, LEAP Tampa Bay network wants to help you get started.  It is the goal of the LEAP network to help you and the Tampa Bay area be as successful and prosperous as possible, and education plays a huge roll in making this happen.

What Does Your Future Hold?

Both the Hillsborough and Pinellas County Schools offer their students a chance to consider their future with a tool called Future Plans.  Future Plans is a self-awareness and career exploration program to help you discover and understand some of your talents, interests, and preferences.

Future Plans was developed in Pinellas County with significant support of the Pinellas Education Foundation and the Helios Education Foundation.

The BIG Problem To Solve!

You’ve decided you need to further your education to open more opportunities for your future, but now what?  Which path is best for you? helps students of all ages determine their ideal career and what education they need to get there.  The information is based on programs at Florida’s public institutions and training programs.

Supported by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, highlights in-demand jobs and desirable skills within the job market, so people can offer their talents to the jobs where there are the greatest needs.  It also talks about the return you can expect on the investment you make in the higher education degree or certificate program you choose.

  • Identifies hot jobs in demand across the state and in particular regions, as well as the degree or certificate programs that will prepare students for those roles
  • Analyzes the earning potential of many career options
  • Helps students understand the personal and professional satisfaction that accompanies different careers and courses of study

You may be asking yourself:

Helping you identify your best path forward, finding options and courses available to you and identifying ways to make it financially possible is what the LEAP Tampa Bay Network is all about. Continue to explore this site to learn about all the resources available to you!