JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will spend $2 million on three new training programs for seaport, air cargo and other international trade jobs.
Workforce Florida, a public-private job-creation partnership, announced the Quick Response Training grants Wednesday in Jacksonville.
Nearly $1 million will go to the University of North Florida and the Jacksonville-based engineering firm Reynolds, Smith and Hills.
They will train about 1,000 new and existing workers for jobs at ports and related businesses.
Reynolds, Smith and Hills also will team up with Broward College to train up to 600 air cargo workers with $600,000 grant money.
Another $600,000 will help create new career academies for international trade jobs as 15 high schools across the state
That project will be led by the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.