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Breaking News: Gov. DeSantis Announces $30 Million Workforce Development Initiative Benefitting Florida's Space Coast

Breaking News: Gov. DeSantis Announces $30 Million Workforce Development Initiative Benefitting Florida's Space Coast

ICYMI: Florida is gaining more momentum behind the Future of Work as a result of a new $30 million initiative, announced by Governor DeSantis earlier today, to aid high-demand industries in Florida's Space Coast

Read the first few paragraphs of the release below and click the link to view the full release.
"Daytona Beach, Fla. — 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 [Florida Chamber Foundation Community Development Partner], Enterprise Florida and Space Florida [Florida Chamber Foundation Board Trustee] have partnered in this initiative to identify high demand industries and match them with workforce education opportunities in the Space Coast region. Industries that will benefit from these investments include aviation and aerospace, defense, manufacturing, and cybersecurity and information technology. For a summary of today’s announcement, click here.
“I set a goal to make Florida the best state in the nation for workforce education by 2030 — and we are doing that by making investments that expand opportunity and meet industry needs, said Governor Ron DeSantis. Currently there are over 91,000 manufacturing and aerospace technology-related jobs on the space coast and this $30 million investment will build more opportunities for Floridians.”

Investment highlights include:

The Governor’s Job Growth Grant Fund ($11.5 million) – to expand and support machining, welding, manufacturing, and avionics training programs at Eastern Florida State College, Daytona State College, and Indian River State College [Florida Chamber Foundation Future of Work Florida Advisory Board Member]. The Governor’s Job Growth Grant Fund promotes public infrastructure and workforce training across the state..."

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