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The first Art in the Capitol Competition recognizes Florida’s talented students by exhibiting winning pieces of artwork throughout the Capitol during the 2017 Legislative Session. Administered jointly by the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) and Florida Department of Education and sponsored by members of the Florida Legislature, the statewide visual arts competition seeks to encourage students’ passion for the arts.
“As the leaders across Florida’s government convene during legislative session to craft policy for the state, it is my hope that this artwork serves as a reminder of the communities they represent and Florida’s future leaders,” said Representative Larry Lee, Jr. (D-Port St. Lucie). “I am proud to have sponsored House Bill 701 and thankful for the support of the Governor and my colleagues in the House and Senate in passing this great bill.”
“Showcasing students’ artistic abilities in the historic location of our state’s Capitol provides an opportunity for more than 67,000 visitors, employees and legislators to admire Florida’s exceptional talent while reinforcing the state’s commitment to students’ creative expression,” said DMS Secretary Chad Poppell. “We are proud to partner with the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Legislature to provide this meaningful opportunity to students across the state.”
“There are many talented students throughout the state of Florida, and the Art in the Capitol Competition is a wonderful way to recognize their creativity and artistic ability,” said Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. “I look forward to admiring the students’ work, and I am pleased that visitors to the State Capitol will have the opportunity to enjoy student artwork.”
DMS received 30 submissions from school districts statewide. As directed by House Bill 701, the Art in the Capitol Competition required each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students in grades 6 through 8, and winners from each district were selected by a committee consisting of high school art teachers. Once the winning artwork was selected, each student paired up with a legislative member to sponsor the artwork to be displayed during the upcoming legislative session.
To view the list of submissions and locations where the artwork is featured in the Capitol, go to the Art in the Capitol webpage.
Recently, the Department of Management Services’ People First team deployed a new platform to attract talented candidates to the state’s workforce. This new job site offers enhanced navigation tools and includes custom, agency-branded pages for state agencies to market their unique employment opportunities to candidates.
“Working for the State of Florida means being responsive to the issues impacting the taxpayers of our state while using innovative approaches to create efficiencies,” said DMS Secretary Chad Poppell. “The new People First recruitment site is aimed at recruiting top-tier talent from across the country to enhance Florida’s workforce and to engage individuals who are committed to providing exceptional service to Floridians.”
To date, more than 612,000 people have visited the new job site, more than 34,600 candidate profiles have been established and more than 49,500 applications have been submitted for job vacancies. Candidates can now search for openings by keyword, location (postal code and region), career opportunity and agency, making the process easier and more productive for individuals searching for employment with the state. Candidates also can establish alerts to direct the system to email them when job vacancies that match their custom criteria are posted.
To view the State of Florida’s new talent recruitment site go to https://jobs.myflorida.com.