HECC officials encouraging Floridians to pursue trade degrees

A Florida state panel is recommending strategies to raise the number of degree or certificate holders to 55 percent over the next eight years.

“Not everybody needs a college degree. Not everybody needs a bachelor’s degree to achieve their dream,” Alan Levine said. “We need all types of folks to make Florida work, whether you’re a welder, an electrician, there’s an amazing type of pride in those types of jobs.”

Board member Al Stimac said encouraging Floridians to pursue trade degrees will also boost Florida’s economy.

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