FSCJ Receives Bank of America Grant to Support Workforce Training

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2020

Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016

FSCJ Receives Bank of America Grant to Support Workforce Training

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) was recently awarded a grant from Bank of America that will cover the course fees and tuition for 20 students to participate in the Northeast Florida Environmental Workforce Training Program. The program was developed to prepare students for long-term careers in occupational and environmental safety.

The training program can be completed in less than eight weeks and, upon completion, participants will earn in-demand certifications and certificates in HAZWOPER 40, OSHA 30 General Industry, American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Florida Ready to Work.

“We are grateful to Bank of America for their commitment to our institution and the future of our community,” said FSCJ President John Avendano, Ph.D. “With their support, these students will be doing much more than receiving education, training and the necessary certifications to step into a job. They’re also building a bright future for themselves and their families that they may have never thought to be possible.”

The first classes will begin September 14. To learn more about the individual classes, visit fscj.edu/academics/workforce-education/cwe/ocsafe. For questions or to apply, email workforceops@fscj.edu.

About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 45,000 students and awarding more than 8,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.