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Whiddon Rogers Education Center Awarded $10,000 Grant for Instruction in Digital Design

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
 

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education, students at Whiddon Rogers Education Center will have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in digital design from certified instructors through a communications technology program. Students will be able to transfer these skills to further their education at a technical college or start a new career.  

The design program will be offered to 75 male students at Whiddon Rogers Education Center and 25 percent of these students will have the opportunity to earn Adobe Premier Pro industry certification. The program will also offer students employability skills and supportive services for underrepresented students to succeed academically and in the workforce. The program aligns with President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative addressing the opportunity gap faced by boys and young men of color by ensuring they obtain measurable academic opportunities and technical skills.  
 

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