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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 […]

Future of Work Florida Invites All to Embrace Career and Technical Education

Tallahassee, Fla. (June 28, 2022) – Today, the Florida Chamber Foundation and Florida Department of Education launched the Future of Work Florida — a new initiative to galvanize support for Career and Technical Education (CTE) among businesses, parents, grandparents and students. Florida is fortunate to have a thriving economy; however, this comes at the cost […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $89 Million for Workforce Education Initiatives, Bringing Total Investment to Greater Than $3.5 Billion Since 2019

Gainesville, Fla. (February 2, 2022) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $89 million in funding for workforce education initiatives, including a first-of-its-kind Career and Technical Education (CTE) charter schools initiative. Governor DeSantis made the announcement at Santa Fe College, which was awarded funding to create a charter school that will allow high school students to earn […]

Freedom First Budget Provides Record Investments in Teachers, Students and Workforce Education

Tallahassee, Fla. (June 2, 2022) – Today, Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. celebrated historic education funding in Governor DeSantis’ Freedom First Budget, including record investments in per-student funding, teacher pay, workforce education, literacy and civics initiatives. The budget raises per-student funding to $8,143, which is the highest amount of per-student funding in Florida’s history […]