FSCJ was awarded the Florida Job Growth Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida to support the Northeast Florida Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Job Growth Program.
This dynamic regional partnership brings together businesses, industry associations and supporting community organizations in an effort to target the high-growth industries of Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. This employer-driven program will develop and implement strategies to meet the need for skilled manufacturing and logistics workers in the six-county region of nearly 1.5 million residents.
Thanks to the $710,352 grant, 75 participants from rural, urban and high need communities, will receive support in the form of tuition and test fee scholarships, paid internships, equipment and educational materials, and program staffing and promotion. Program participants will include individuals who are low-income, unemployed, underemployed, incumbent workers, military Veterans and spouses, displaced workers, disadvantaged and underrepresented populations, and those who have a significant workforce training need.
“We are grateful for this grant and our partners who allow us to further our workforce development initiatives in these key areas of opportunity,” said FSCJ Interim President Kevin E. Hyde. “Many thanks to Governor Scott, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida for entrusting us with this award to build more students’ learning and employment opportunities and come closer to closing the talent gap in the manufacturing and logistics industries.”