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Gov. Rick Scott announces funding for MTC job training program

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BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - Gov. Rick Scott was on the Suncoast today at Manatee Technical College, where he announced the first project from the state's job growth grant fund.

It includes a $200,000 grant for a training project at MTC. The funding will help the school purchase high tech equipment and expand the workforce for the advanced manufacturing and production technology courses.

Governor Scott held a press conference to talk about the effort to assist training programs for in-demand job skills in the state. 

He noted that Florida businesses have created nearly 1.5 million jobs across the state since Dec. 2010.