Largest grant in FGCU history expected to improve job outlook in SW Florida


More than 1,000 residents of Southwest Florida are expected to land new or better-paying jobs after receiving fast-tracked training and credentials. It’s thanks to a Florida Gulf Coast University project made possible by nearly $23 million in federal funding, which represents the largest grant in FGCU history.

In cooperation with FutureMakers Coalition at Collaboratory and other regional partners, FGCU will develop workforce training programs designed to help unemployed and underemployed Southwest Floridians quickly obtain the qualifications necessary for jobs in four of the region’s primary or emerging industries – health care, education, manufacturing, and transportation, distribution and logistics.

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