City Awarded $6 Million for infrastructure and workforce training
Tavares, FL (October 29, 2021) ~ It was an exciting Friday in Tavares, FL – America’s Seaplane City, as Governor Ron DeSantis visited to announce the award of $6 million through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to design and construct a new Public Works Complex that will accommodate the full operation of the City of Tavares Public Works and serve as a regional transportation training and innovation center for the City of Tavares and Lake Technical College. The Mayor, City Council members, the leadership teams from both Lake Technical College and the City were on hand to accept the ceremonial check and to thank Governor Ron DeSantis for recognizing the needs of this community.
Tavares Mayor Amanda Boggus said, “This project is a partnership between Lake Technical College and Tavares to establish a regional transportation training and innovation center that will allow for student training in the real world atmosphere alongside technicians in the new Tavares Public Works Operations Center.”
Tavares Public Works Director James Dillon added, “We were proud to partner with Lake Technical College on this grant application to help individuals in Tavares and Central Florida gain skill-based education that will grow the workforce.”
Click HERE for the link to the Governor’s Press Release page.