A Yes on GOCC millage is important for St. Joe County

To the editor:
Glen Oaks is an important asset to our county. I have had the opportunity to work there both as an instructor and an administrator. This has allowed me experience first-hand how our community college affects the lives of our citizens and businesses. I’ve witnessed their graduations that bring many happy tears and new opportunities.
Students from our high schools get a chance for advanced college credits and career technical education skills while still in high school. High school graduates can complete two years of college credit for a very little cost compared to a university. Businesses can use the facilities to update their employee’s skills. Importantly, a large number of older students can return to Glen Oaks with reasonable costs to improve their quality of life by getting new skills and/or a new profession.
Glen Oaks has been improving our local educational opportunities for over 50 years. The small millage is a good bargain to update the college and provide many more opportunities for all our citizens. Please join me in voting YES for GOCC on Nov. 6.

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