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GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AWARDS $8.7 MILLION FOR HURRICANE IAN RECOVERY EFFORTS AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION

Matlacha, Fla. (November 16, 2022) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $7.7 million through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program and the Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF) to support a large-scale rapid credentialing effort between three state colleges, two technical colleges, and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs). Governor DeSantis also announced $1 million […]

FLORIDA RANKS #1 IN THE NATION FOR ATTRACTING AND DEVELOPING SKILLED WORKFORCE

Tallahassee, Fla. (November 8, 2022) — Florida’s focus on training workers with the technical skills and credentials is paying off as the Sunshine State has been named number one in the U.S. for attracting and developing a skilled workforce. Governor Ron DeSantis announced this ranking as a part of Lightcast’s 2022 Talent Attraction Scorecard, which confirms that our […]

GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AWARDS $2.7 MILLION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS TO PURCHASE INDUSTRY STANDARD EQUIPMENT

~ Under Governor DeSantis, Florida has invested more than $5 billion in workforce education ~ Tallahassee, Fla, (October 28, 2022) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $2.7 million to help 28 school districts and state colleges purchase industry standard equipment for career and technical education (CTE) programs across Florida. The funding will better equip […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $9 Million to Three State Colleges Serving Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Ian

Avon Park, Fla. (October 25, 2022) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $9 million to support workforce education programs in high-demand fields across the state, with a focus on serving professions and Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian. Institutions receiving funding are South Florida State College (DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties), St. Petersburg College (Pinellas County), and Daytona State […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Nearly $30 Million through Groundbreaking Initiative to Support Workforce Development in Florida’s Space Coast

Daytona Beach, Fla. (September 16, 2022) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that nearly $30 million will be dedicated to support workforce development in the Space Coast region as part of a groundbreaking, multi-agency initiative to support competitive industries in the area. The Department of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Education, CareerSource Florida, Enterprise Florida and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Expansion of CDL Training Opportunities and Apprenticeship Programs in Florida

Niceville, Fla. (September 15, 2022) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced major expansion of Florida’s Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training as well as the creation of new opportunities for apprenticeships in Florida. Governor DeSantis awarded $8.2 million to five state colleges to expand the capacity of CDL training programs by at least 1,200 students per year. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Three New Initiatives to Elevate Teachers and Students’ Learning

New Port Richey, Fla. (August 16, 2022) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired veterans and first responders. The proposals include a recruitment initiative targeted to bring retired first responders and retired veterans […]

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