$1.8 million announced for Miami-Dade College Construction Trade Institute

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The Miami-Dade College will receive more than $1.8 million to establish a Construction Trade Institute (CTI) and provide a centralized location for the college’s technical construction courses and expand course offerings that equip students with practical skills to find career opportunities in the growing construction and technology sectors.

“Today’s award to Miami-Dade College will help ensure that the local workforce is prepared to meet the needs of tomorrow’s industries,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette.

CTI will offer multiple construction certifications, including HVAC, welding, electrical, building maintenance, project supervision, basic construction skills, data analytics, and general contracting. The institute is projected to have more than 1,500 completers over a ten-year period, a 34 percent increase in completers entering Florida’s technical workforce.

The new funding is in addition to more than $142 million awarded through the Job Growth Grant Fund since 2019 for projects that focus on rapidly developing a highly skilled workforce and on infrastructure initiatives that attract businesses, create jobs, and promote economic growth.

FloridaCommerce is currently accepting proposals until all funding has been awarded. For more information, visit www.FloridaJobs.org/JobGrowth.

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