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Updated: 04/23/2014 08:00:02AM

Legislature can enhance image of tech centers

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The Florida Senate is considering a bill that would allow technical schools to grant applied associates degrees and change their name to include college. We believe the changes will make the schools more attractive and expand an employee pool that is too shallow now.

One of the greatest obstacles to attracting students to schools like Polk County’s Ridge Career Center is that parents don’t want students “institutionalized.” In other words they want their kids to have a college degree.

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