Chipola College is set to get more than $375,000 through a Governorâ€™s Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, Gov. Ron DeSantisâ€™ office announced Wednesday, Oct. 4.
The grant is intended to â€œincrease workforce training opportunities that support Floridaâ€™s automotive industryâ€ by funding the purchase and installation of up-to-date training equipment for the schoolâ€™s automotive service technicians and mechanics program, according to the announcement.
â€œThis award to Chipola College will provide Floridians with valuable workforce skills to pursue a career in the automotive industry and will provide businesses with more access to local talent,â€ DeSantis said.
Florida Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly said Panhandle students â€œwill be able to be trained on the machines they will use on the job as they enter the workforce.â€