Gov. Rick Scott talks jobs and STEM during Largo visit
Exactly one year after his re-election, Governor Rick Scott visited Raytheon, where he thanked the company for its dedication to Florida and discussed a residency program for teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
“We’re making this the global destination for jobs,” Scott said in front of about 100 Raytheon employees and visitors. “And when you do that, you get great companies like Raytheon to expand here.”
Scott went on to tout the company’s involvement in the STEM residency program, which gives teachers the opportunity to spend their summer breaks working in tech companies to keep them up-to-date on industry trends. So far, 46 companies have agreed to participate.
Scott also received a tour of the facilities, discussed a bill he proposed that would require hospitals to post their prices and met with volunteers from Project HERO (Healing, Exercise, Rehabilitation, Opportunity) Pinellas, an organization sponsored in part by Raytheon that helps veterans recover with biking.