Workers, educators showcase need for RESTORE funding

“We’re making sure they get a fair shake,” said Jeff Helms, representing Atkins North America, Santa Rosa County’s RESTORE consultant. Helms said funding for workforce development programs could be possible from local RESTORE funding resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and earmarked for economic development projects.

Leaders in local workforce training and development on Monday made presentations to the Santa Rosa County RESTORE Council, gearing up for the anticipated availability of funding in early 2015. Representatives from Santa Rosa County District Schools, Pensacola State College and CareerSource Escarosa were invited to share information about ongoing and proposed programs.

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