Governor DeSantis awards more than $700,000 for workforce training in everglades agricultural communities

~ Three educational institutions in Belle Glade, West Palm Beach and Royal Palm Beach will receive funding for workforce training~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $700,000 has been awarded to educational institutions in Everglades communities to provide workforce development opportunities for Floridians pursuing nonagricultural occupations in rural areas through the Everglades Restoration Agricultural Community Employment Training Program.

Created and funded by the Florida Legislature in 2018 and administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Everglades Training Program is designed to meet the changing workforce needs of the Everglades region. The program allows eligible schools and businesses to deliver training to Floridians in Hendry and Palm Beach Counties. Counties participating in the program will benefit from a variety of training opportunities for in-demand occupations.


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