What’s next after a lay-off? FL hopes you consider trade school

Get There Florida is the department of education initiative with the goal to make Florida No. 1 in workforce education in the next ten years.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — More people are getting back to work again, but thousands are also getting laid off.

If you’ve been thinking about a career change or forced into one, officials with the Florida Department of Education are hoping you’ll consider going to a career and technical college.

Florida’s unemployment numbers are down, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity, but we do not know how many of those jobs are part-time. At Florida State College at Jacksonville, people are hoping the push for trade school will get more people into lasting careers.

“Even as COVID has hit, we have seen an uptick in our career and education tech program,” said FSCJ President Dr. John Avendano.

Get There Florida is the department of education initiative

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