NEW JACKSONVILLE PORT ACADEMY QUICKLY PREPARES EX-OFFENDERS FOR WORK
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By LINDSEY KILBRIDE • MAR 7, 2017
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Operation New Hope CEO Kevin Gay, Jax Chamber Chairman Darnell Smith, JaxPort’s Eric Green and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart announce the opening of the Jacksonville Port Academy.
Nonviolent ex-offenders now have a school designed to quickly train them for jobs at the JaxPort. The school, called the Jacksonville Port Academy, was created by the nonprofit Operation New Hope, Florida State College at Jacksonville and JaxPort. New Hope CEO Kevin Gay said depending on the season, JaxPort can have about 2,000 job openings.