Training Future Environmental Leaders

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Florida-Caribbean Consortium for Agriculture Education and Hispanic Workforce Development (FCCAgE) is a multi-institutional consortium in Florida and Puerto Rico for training Hispanic students in agricultural, biological, and natural resources sciences for career placement. The consortium consists of Florida International University (FIU) as the lead institution, Miami Dade College-North Campus (MDC), St. Thomas University, Miami (STU), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIA), and several not-for-profit agencies. The Consortium recruited more than 50 undergraduate students and four graduate students from underrepresented communities into training in biological and natural sciences specialty areas relating to food productivity and the environment.

Support was provided by NIFA's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

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U.S. States and Territories:
Florida, Puerto Rico