Jenny Hall and Kim Ojeda preparing for the hundreds of students, faculty and staff that participated in the April 5th "Kick Butts Day".

Participants wore black ribbons in memory of their friends or loved ones who have died as a result of a tobacco related illness, or someone they know that they would like to see stop using tobacco products.





First Coast Workforce Development is a publicly-funded agency that provides extensive workforce-related services to six counties in the First Coast area—Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Putnam. In 1998, 12,554 people obtained jobs through our services and 20,852 job orders from employers were placed with us. We manage a budget of $25.8 million in federal funds to meet the labor needs of our community and to facilitate a wide range of programs.

WorkSource is the package of services that FCWD provides to help the First Coast work. Through FCWD or our partner agencies, over 200 are employed in this effort that is so vital to our local economy.

Nassau County Board of Directors
The First Coast Workforce Development Board provides critical guidance, feedback and dir
ection as we deliver the full breadth of WorkSource services.  The Board of Directors is made up of community and civic leaders in the areas of education, business and government.  Board members are nominated by local chambers of commerce, county commissioners, city councils and mayors.  The board is mandated legislatively to have local college presidents, school superintendents, labor leaders and the Regional Director of the Department of Labor. Board members of the First Coast Workforce Development of Nassau County are:

Ms. Betty Cook
First Coast Shopping Center

Mr. J.M. "Chip" Oxley, President
Joseph Associates

Mr. Terry Powell, President
Nassau County Ocean Highway & Port Authority

Dr. John L. Ruis, Superintendent
Nassau County Public Schools

The Honorable David Howard
Nassau County Commissioner



First Family Fun Day


Courtesy of the Fernandina Beach Newsleader

Article from the June 7, 2000 Fernandina Beach Newsleader.

The event was held for the children who have been participating in the First Coast Workforce Development Program. 






Christina Perry and mentor, Kim Ojeda at the "Unsung Hero" luncheon.


Family Fun Day

Student Christina Woods receiving her certificate of participation and T-shirt for the Communities in Schools Middle School Workforce program.