Career and Technical Diploma Enacted in Florida

0 October 25, 2013  Workforce Issues

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A new law was signed in by Florida Governor Rick Scott to create two diplomas tracks for students interested in either a four-year college or a career and technical pathways.  By signing Senate Bill 1076, Governor Scott has empowered students on a career-focused pathway to achieve the skills necessary to compete for jobs in high-demand industries like construction.  The landmark legislation was supported by not only Governor Scott and leaders of both legislative houses, it had the vocal backing of Florida’s education community and business community.

In addition to providing a pathway to career readiness for Florida students, the newly signed law also establishes an incentive system that will reward teachers that are providing instruction towards recognized industry credentials.

Read more about about the bill and it’s broad support here.

 

Mike Glavin

Mike Glavin

Contributor since July 2013

Mike is the Director of Workforce Policy at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

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