Export training program designed to create jobs

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A new training venture is being set up to help the Florida marine industry create more jobs at home by increasing companies' global export business.

The Global Trade Training Pilot Program is funded by a Workforce Florida grant and coordinated by Enterprise Florida. A $457,000 Quick Response Training grant will be matched by nearly $663,000 provided by six other partners to offer export management and process training for about 630 employees of businesses targeting the international trade sector for expansion.

"It's right in line with Workforce Florida's mission," said Chris Hart, president and CEO of the state's work force policy and oversight board, in a statement. "This pilot program demonstrates our board's commitment to helping existing Florida companies increase their chances for success in the global marketplace while bringing more jobs and investment into the state."

In the grant proposal - submitted by Enterprise Florida on behalf of the partners - Broward, Martin and Sarasota counties describe the need to help marine businesses access international opportunities that could enhance sales potential and create jobs in Florida.

Beginning in June, the counties will provide training in export marketing, finance, compliance, and logistics tailored to Florida's marine sector. The grant will cover such expenses as instructor fees, curriculum development and instructional materials. All training will be completed within 24 months.

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