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10/20/2015 Member News

Governor Scott Announces $1 Million to Create STEM Summer Residency Program for Teachers


For Immediate Release
October 19, 2015


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Governor Scott Announces $1 Million to Create STEM Summer Residency Program for Teachers  

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $1 million in proposed funding for the state to partner with high-tech companies in Florida to create a paid summer residency program for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teachers to bring new industry trends back to Florida’s K-12 classrooms.  

Governor Rick Scott said, “We want Florida to be first for jobs, and we must have a skilled workforce to reach that goal. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math education, we are ensuring our students are prepared for the jobs of the future. Our teachers are essential to preparing our students and that is why I am proud to propose $1 million to invest in the continued education of our teachers so they can bring innovative ideas back to the classroom.”  

44 companies in Florida have confirmed their participation in the STEM Residency Program, including:  

Apex Technology
Azimuth Technology
Bay State Cable Ties
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Creative Sign Designs
Costal Cloud
D3 Glass
Duke Energy
Eastern Architectural Systems
Entertainment Metals
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Florida Power & Light Company
Fort Walton Machining, Inc.
Global Tech LED
GSC Systems
Gulf Power Company
Harris Corporation
Haynes Corporation
Heat Pipe Technology
Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Inc.
ITG Technologies
Kaman Aerostructures
Lockheed Martin
Marine Concepts/JRL Ventures
Metal Essence
Northrop Grumman
SAFT America
Shaw Development
Southern Manufacturing Technologies
Storm Smart
Structure Medical LLC
Survice Engineering Company
Timbar Packaging & Display
Vac-Con, Inc.