JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday morning introduced a brand new monetary expertise jobs initiative at Florida State School at Jacksonville’s downtown campus and used the platform to speak about two different high-interest native points.
DeSantis mentioned he’s awarding greater than $3.6 million by way of the Florida Job Progress Grant Fund to FSCJ and St. Johns River State School to create the Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative. This Initiative represents a partnership between each faculties, regional faculties, nonprofits and quite a few monetary companies corporations to offer new monetary expertise, or “FinTech” coaching and certification alternatives. The aim is to assist native educators bolster monetary expertise coaching and develop the native workforce for the rising monetary companies trade.
“If you happen to look right here in Jacksonville you’ve got among the main corporations on this planet who’re concerned on this house,” DeSantis mentioned. “We really feel that is an space for our state to do even higher in. This can assist serve a necessity and energy the economic system.”
DeSantis has launched a number of initiatives designed to encourage monetary expertise corporations to begin, relocate or develop in Florida.
DeSantis additionally took the chance to speak in regards to the man who’s accused of intentionally driving his van right into a tent the place voters have been being registered by native republicans, an incident that caught the eye of prime Republican leaders together with President Donald Trump.
“I believe it was a very horrible factor to do and I believe having swift justice is essential,” DeSantis mentioned. “I’m simply glad that no person received harm, however that particular person ought to be held accountable and I actually thank the parents right here in Jacksonville for getting on that instantly.”
DeSantis thanked the native media for masking the incident however echoed Donald Trump Jr.’s criticism of the national media.
“It’s not one thing that the nationwide media has given a lot consideration, it’s counter to their narratives, however I believe all of us want to talk with one voice and say that’s mistaken,” DeSantis mentioned. “To behave out like that with violence is completely unacceptable. The advantage of it although is that the overwhelming majority of parents which are passionate right here and all through the nation, they do do it the suitable approach.”
DeSantis mentioned he spoke to President Trump about Saturday’s incident and received him to signal six hats for the victims who have been concerned.
DeSantis additionally addressed the looming appointment of an interim superintendent in Clay County.
DeSantis is tasked with appointing an interim superintendent after present superintendent Addison Davis was chosen final month as the subsequent superintendent of Hillsborough County faculties, the seventh-largest college district within the nation.
“We could have an appointment on the Clay County superintendent in all probability by the tip of the month,” DeSantis mentioned. “I believe we all know the place we’re going however we’ve got simply received to do the background and ensure the whole lot is all good with that. There shouldn’t be any interruption in service for the college system.”
Davis has but to submit his resignation however might take the job as quickly as March. The interim superintendent would fill in till a everlasting superintendent is elected in November.
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