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Gov. Rick Scott plans higher education summit

From our friends at the News Service of Florida:

Gov. Rick Scott plans to hold what is being dubbed a "Degrees to Jobs Summit" this month that will address issues in the state's higher-education system.

In a video posted online, Scott pointed to the state's job growth since he was first elected in 2010. "To continue this success, our higher-education system must focus on preparing students for these newly created jobs," Scott said in the video. "The summit will connect higher-education stakeholders with Florida's businesses to find ways we can better prepare students for the growing job market in our state."

The event will be held May 25 and May 26 at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, according to information posted online along with the video. The event follows a trip to universities across the state by incoming Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican who has signaled that the higher-education system will be a focus of his tenure leading the Senate.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:37am]


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