Local credit union gives $250,000 for FSCJ programs

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal)

Jacksonville-based First Florida Credit Union committed $250,000 to Florida State College at Jacksonville for a speaker series and skills academy.

The FSCJ Business Speaker Series and the college’s Financial Skills Academy will be funded by the credit union over five years.

The speaker series will focus on entrepreneurship, taxes, health care, investing and similar topics and is open to FSCJ students as well as high school students, military personnel and other community groups. The series will run from fall 2017 to spring 2022.

The Financial Skills Academy is a free service for faculty and staff, offering four certification courses. Funding from FFCU will be used to expand the program.

“At First Florida, we are committed to enriching people every day – and that’s exactly what this grant aims to accomplish,” Lister said. “We are thrilled to work with FSCJ to educate local students and community members alike as they become the business leaders of tomorrow.”

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