(WTXL) — Tallahassee Community College was awarded funding to create a charter school.
TCC is one of five community colleges in the state to receive a share of $10 million as part of the creation and operation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) charter school.
TCC says it received $2 million for the initiative.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday at a press conference at Santa Fe College in Gainesville that TCC was one of five community colleges in the state given the opportunity to establish a charter school.
The mission of the program is to create a career and technical education charter school on its campus.
“There are many details still left to be determined, but I am very excited about the possibility of creating a charter school at our College and am grateful to Governor DeSantis for his support,” said Tallahassee Community College president Jim Murdaugh in a statement. “We will be engaging our campus community in conversations to help design a successful high school at TCC.”
According to the press release, funding to prepare for the launch of charter schools on five Florida college campuses is being provided as part of $3.5 billion dollars that Florida has invested in workforce education over the past several years.
TCC will be joined by Miami-Dade, Santa Fe, Northwest Florida State and St. Pete colleges in the initiative.
Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the amount of funding Tallahassee Community College was to receive to establish a charter school.