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Leon Superintendent, County Commissioners Talk Student Opportunities

School Superintendent and County Commissioners Talk Student Opprotunities
Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 14:13:46-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna spoke Tuesday at the Capital City Country Club.

The superintendent and Leon County Commissioner Jimbo Jackson are discussing their plans for the future.

Hosted by "Network of Entrepreneurs" and "Business Advocates of Tallahassee", Hanna says, he wants to cultivate a relationship between schools and the business community.

He hopes it will lead to more opportunities for students including internships.

Hanna is also interested in future programs for students in the field of technical training, who are not planning on going to college.

"We are taking a strong look at our career and technical education program. There's not a one sized fits all with kids," said Hanna. "Some kids aren't going to college. We have to recognize that. We have to give them markings and skill sets that gives them job opportunity and move out of high school and post secondary."

Commissioner Jackson discussed the importance and need of skilled workers.

He highlighted recent achievements in the business community including the advancement of the permitting process.

"Speeding up the permeating process is something that is vital revitalizing the business community as well and the housing and building community that as well as training skilled worker here in Tallahassee and Leon County," said Jackson.