JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — As the 2014 election cycle kicks into gear, Governor Rick Scott is now calling for more spending, specifically $30 million a year on a new job training program.
Scott announced the initiative during a stop at a convenience food manufacturer. The programs will be focused on fields in science, technology, engineering and math and high-demand areas.READ MORE: South Florida Caravan Heads To DC To Ask US Government To End Cuba’s Communist Regime
Scott said that part of the money would go for scholarships to students who would train in high-demands fields at either a state college or vocational school.
The scholarship amount and eligibility criteria have not been determined yet.READ MORE: Historic Little Havana House Goes Up In Flames
Another portion of the money would be set aside to businesses. Florida already provides $12 million in training grants to businesses.
The Scott administration did not provide many details about the new programs. It would need to be authorized by state legislators this spring.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Finds Burnt Body After Responding To Fire On Railroad Tracks
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