Workforce Training Grants
The CareerSource Florida network is committed to cultivating and growing talent for businesses in Florida, and they do so through nationally recognized, flexible training grants that strengthen businesses across many industries. CareerSource Florida’s customized, business-driven grant programs help Florida companies of all sizes compete and grow by keeping employees at the top of their game.
On The Job Training
On-the-Job Training (OJT) addresses the critical workforce needs of eligible employers in attaining a qualified, skilled workforce with the competencies they need. OJT can be a tool that is appropriate for employers who have difficulty filling their skilled labor force needs with qualified, experienced workers. Employers may use an OJT in these instances by training an eligible participant/employee.
Employed Worker Training Program
The Employment Worker Training (EWT) program provides development courses and training for your staff with the intent of upgrading employees’ skills, retain jobs, and advance current employees’ wages. Available to all Manatee County businesses that have been in operation for at least six months prior to application and have at least one full-time employee, other than and not related to the owner.
Incumbent Worker Training
The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program provides training to currently employed workers to keep Florida’s workforce competitive in a global economy and to retain existing businesses. Available to all Florida businesses that have been in operation for at least one year prior to application and that require skills upgrade training for existing employees. Priority is given to businesses in targeted industries Enterprise Zones and Brownfield areas.
Quick Response Training Program
The Quick Response Training (QRT) is an employer-driven training program designed to assist new value-added businesses and provide existing Florida businesses the necessary training for expansion. A state educational facility – community college, area technical center, school district or university – is available to assist with application and program development or delivery. The educational facility also serves as fiscal agent for the project. The company may use in-house training, outside vendor training programs or the local educational entity to provide training. Reimbursable training expenses include: instructors’/trainers’ wages, curriculum development, and textbook/manuals. QRT is customized, flexible, and responsive to individual company needs.