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LEAP Tampa Bay represented on Tampa’s Workforce Development Committee

Workforce Development Advisory Committee members held their first meeting today. Image credit: @cityoftampa Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced her Workforce Development Advisory Team on July 24, the third of her five-part “Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow” transition advisory teams. The Workforce Development Advisory Team is co-chaired by Tim Marks, President and CEO of Metropolitan Ministries and Dr.…

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Maximum Pell Grant amount increases for 2019-2020

The maximum award for Federal Pell Grants has increased to $6,195 for the upcoming academic year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The new maximum award amount represents a slight increase from 2018-2019’s maximum of $6,095. Federal Pell Grants are a type of college financial aid awarded to students who have great financial need. Unlike…

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“SAIL to 60” Legislation Prioritizes Degrees, Training in Florida

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 (HB 7071), a workforce education package created to strengthen the state’s talent pool. The legislation establishes the “SAIL to 60” Initiative, which aims to increase the percentage of working-age Floridians with a high-value postsecondary certificate, degree or training experience to 60% by 2030. Tampa Bay’s current…

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