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Gov. DeSantis announces $2.8M for new mechanic training program at north Florida college

Northwest Florida State College to offer new diesel mechanic training program

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NICEVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced funding for a new program at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

The governor, joined by Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Dane Eagle, announced the $2.8 million fund during a news conference Thursday morning.

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“If people know that we’re committed to not just university education but vocational education, that is going to end up telling people you’re gonna have a lot of people that fill out these important jobs,” DeSantis said.

The new diesel mechanic training program comes as DeSantis says the demand for vocational jobs is high.

Earlier this week, DeSantis visited Winter Haven to announce that more than $9 million would be allocated to the city to improve roads and create infrastructure and workforce projects.