Brevard County

DeSantis announces new workforce initiatives aimed to help Florida’s economic recovery

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Brevard County on Monday to announce two new workforce initiatives aimed at speeding up Florida’s economic recovery.

DeSantis announced his new Get There Faster Initiatives at Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, a school known for its technical career education.

In fact, Eau Gallie High School is the only high school in the country to offer it students the aerospace/aircraft assembly certification exam.

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“Today, I’m proposing $75 million for the creation of Get There Faster Initiative to be administered by the Department of Education for current high schools students and those out of high school to pursue areas of high demand, high skill vocations,” DeSantis said.

If lawmakers support the governor’s recommendations, $50 million in federal funding will be set aside for high schoolers and $25 million for adult learners.

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“What you’re hearing today is going to give tens of thousand of Floridians not only the economic freedom but it helps them become better citizens and better community leaders,” said Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins believes additional funding would only enhance Brevard County Public School’s career technical education.

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“Here at Eau Gallie, our CTE programs include everything from air, land and sea to automotive maintenance. Essentially, if you fly it, drive it on the road or the water, our kids have you covered.”

Brevard Public School already has more than forty career technical education programs and is working on adding others.