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Adult technical education in Hernando to get $1.5 million boost?



Hernando County’s effort to launch an adult technical education program have been hobbled so far by a familiar foe:

A lack of money.

That problem could go away soon.

Tucked into the Florida House’s proposed 2013-14 budget is $1.5 million dedicated to creating an adult technical training program in Hernando.

Local officials say the center is critical to the goal of retraining the county’s workforce and reducing Hernando’s high unemployment rate. For several years, Hernando has struggled with one of the highest unemployment rates in Florida — 9 percent in February.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:39pm]


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