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Florida transportation industry workers will get a skills upgrade boost through a state-funded training opportunity through Workforce Florida in the amount of $2.2 million. Now, here is how the $2.2 million will be allocated:
$987,000 will be used to train about 1,000 new and current workers at port-related, manufacturing and logistics businesses. This portion of the money is aimed at retaining jobs and expanding international trade. Instruction will take place at the University of North Florida.
$630,000 will be used to improve skills for employees at air cargo-related firms. This training will take place at Broward College.
$600,000 will be used to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, focusing on international trade.