Florida’s education system is now the number one in the world for entrepreneurship education and training
Video Courtesy of the Governor’s Press Office
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $1.9 million to support entrepreneurship education and training programs at 8 state colleges and 17 school districts across the state. This funding will help students learn about how to run a small business and connect them with available opportunities in their area. The awards will create and support programs at colleges, high schools and middle schools. View the list of institutions receiving funding for 2022-23, here. To view the video, click here.
Florida’s education system is now the number one in the world for entrepreneurship education and training, with more than 20,000 students earning an industry certification in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB), mostly since 2020. Florida actually represents about half of all ESB certificates earned in the United States, since the ESB certificate was first launched in 2017.
The ESB certification is a rigorous professional exam that validates the foundational-level concepts and knowledge involved in being an entrepreneur and a small business owner. Florida, by itself, has now even surpassed the world leader, China, in ESB certificates earned by students.
“Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida has led the way in ensuring our students have adequate skills-based training through Career and Technical Education programs,” said Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz Jr. “These programs are rigorous, in-demand, and allow stu …