DeSantis Announces Two New 'Get There Faster' Initiatives

The initiatives would target both K-12 students and adult learners.

By Staff March 22, 2021

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Gov. Ron DeSantis this week announced the "Get There Faster" initiative, a $75 million dollar investment toward two new initiatives to expand access and enrollment in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, post-secondary credentials and work-based learning programs. The initiative is comprised of two areas of focus: career dual enrollment to provide technical skills preparation and work-based learning opportunities for K-12 students, and a post-secondary workforce initiative for residents with or without a high school diploma who are seeking in-demand and high-value career and technical education or training.  

$50 million is recommended to cover costs for students to participate in workforce college credit or career dual enrollment programs. The remaining $25 million is focused on targeting adult learners who are enrolling in workforce education programs at one of Florida’s 28 state colleges or 48 technical centers to alleviate their financial burdens. It will also support adults needing to enter a high quality training program to acquire a job-ready credential of value. For more information, click here.

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