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City aims to create skilled workforce with 'Build Up Tallahassee'

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 12:22:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The City of Tallahassee has announced several new programs to help residents build new skills and knowledge that can lead to more stable careers.

The newest program is an accelerated career development program that will provide 12 weeks of instruction and hands-on learning in a variety of skills related to the construction industry.

Tallahassee mayor John Dailey believes that the programs will give new opportunities for people who don't want to take a traditional route.

"These jobs are very good, well-paying jobs. There's a desperate need for a trained work force in our community," said Tallahassee mayor John Dailey. "Not everybody's going to college, and that's O.K. You can make a great living in skilled labor."

And just this week Governor Ron DeSantis signed an education bill geared toward expanding workforce training and apprenticeships in Florida.