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Gov. Scott requests $20M for technical centers in 2016 budget

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he will ask the Legislature to add $20 million in funding for the state’s technical centers in his 2016-17 budget recommendation. Technical centers are run by Florida’s school districts and colleges and train workers for various jobs based on the workforce needs of the area. Scott said the $20 million would be included as a “rapid response grant” to give the centers a bit more agility in responding to an area’s specific job needs.…

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