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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Visits Broward College’s Aviation Institute Following $3,187,500 Flori

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (April 16, 2018) – Broward College, Urban League of Broward, CareerSource Broward and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance recently hosted Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, at the Broward College Aviation Institute.

Ms. Proctor toured the aviation facility, spoke with staff and learned how the $3,187,500 Florida Job Growth Grant for Workforce Training, which aims to train 1,500 and create 1,275 local jobs, will be implemented. A priority of the grant is to create and fill local jobs in the aviation, advanced manufacturing and information technology industries through engagement with the South Florida business community.

"Congratulations to Broward College on your Florida Job Growth Grant Fund award.  The Critical Occupation Response through Education (CORE) program highlights your commitment to providing sustainable and transferable workforce skills for participants in emerging areas such as advanced manufacturing, aviation and information technology," said Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. "We applaud your innovative partnership with the Urban League of Broward County as a part of this program and we look forward to the opportunities this funding will bring to families in South Florida."


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Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit

About Urban League of Broward County

The Urban League of Broward County is a not for profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. Our mission is to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Our "Breaking the Cycle" programs uplift more than 11,000 people every year through affordable housing initiatives, youth development, and diversion, employment and training, community empowerment, and civic engagement. Learn more about the Urban League of Broward County by visiting

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