Gov. DeSantis awards $6.1 million to Hernando County

Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Senate President Wilton Simpson join governor

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BRROKSVILLE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday announced that Hernando County will receive millions of dollars from the state to construct a new education center for workforce training programs.

At the event, held at the American Aviation Flight Academy, DeSantis awarded the county $6.1 million.

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“This will be a collaboration between the county, between Pasco Hernandez State College, and between the Hernando County School Board,” DeSantis said. “This will actually have a Pasco Hernando State College campus to host the new Suncoast Technical Education Center, and students will be able to enroll in programs for a variety of in-demand industries related to manufacturing, factoring education, healthcare and aviation.”

DeSantis was joined at the event by Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and Senate President Wilton Simpson.