- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants a $20 million boost for the state’s technical centers.

Scott on Thursday will announce he’s seeking extra money for the centers from the Florida Legislature. The $20 million request will be part of Scott’s budget recommendations for 2015.

The governor wants the technical centers to use the money to set up a “rapid response” grant program. The centers would use the money to quickly set up work training programs that respond to job demands.

There are technical centers across the state run by school districts or colleges. They offer job training for various occupations and industries.

Scott plans to visit technical centers in the coming week to highlight the proposal.

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