As the workforce needs of the state change, opportunities for new skills training for residents is important to maintain and to grow communities. The Florida Legislature created and funded the Everglades Training Program to provide tuition grants and employer-based grants for nonagricultural occupational training.
Wilkes Honors College students, Owen Silvera, and Jillian Hanley received a scholarship to attend the 34th annual Everglades Coalition conference in Duck Key, Fla. The awards were made possible by through the efforts of Cara Capp, a Wilkes Honors College Alumna. Capp serves on the Everglades Coalition Board of Directors where she established and grew the conference’s scholarship program. As a result of her efforts, 21 students from around the country were able to attend. Five of them were from Florida Atlantic University, including two Environmental Science masters students, an undergraduate from the Boca Raton campus, in addition to the two honors college students.
(LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Jan. 8, 2019) Palm Beach State College is launching a new Center for Excellence in Engineering Technology at the Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens campuses with a more than $2 million award from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five awards for nearly $9 million in funding from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature in 2017, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. Since July, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has received more than 100 proposals requesting more than $620 million in funding. Today’s announcement reflects a total of more than $151 million in funding awarded to 50 communities across the state, including more than $42 million to 16 rural communities.