“If you train them they may leave but if you don’t train them they might stay.”
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CareerSource Southwest Florida and Florida Training Solutions offer several training incentives designed to meet employer’s needs for a trained workforce. Click on the applicable links for a complete description of the program and how to apply.
Customized Training: Customized training is occupational training that is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer or group of employers. It is conducted with a commitment by an employer(s) to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training, and for which the employer(s) pay for not less than 50% of the cost of training.
On-The-Job Training Program: Administered locally, OJT is a training reimbursement program designed for new hires. Depending on the length and depth of the training necessary to bring a new employee up to full capability, each OJT grant may differ in length and level of reimbursement and is coordinated through your local CareerSource center.
Internship Program: Internships are also administered locally and are designed to provide recent graduates of occupational skill upgrade training with hands-on experience. Interns are placed in meaningful positions at businesses who may be hiring in the future. Interns are placed on the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board’s payroll for up to 520 hours at 80% of a normal starting wage. The intent is to let an intern prove his or her value in order to secure a full time position at the end the program. There is no cost to the employer and the intern receives a meaningful work experience – a truly win/win situation for both.
Quick Response Training Program : The Quick Response Training (QRT) an employer-driven program administered through a state application (Florida Training Solutions) and is in partnership with a local educational or training institution. QRT is designed to retain and attract businesses and create new high wage jobs. This program is structured to be flexible and to “respond quickly” to businesses’ training needs.
Incumbent Worker Training Program : Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) is administered through a state application from CareerSource Florida (Florida Training Solutions) and provides grant funding training for current employees of existing for-profit businesses. IWT grants are designed to provide customized training to employees which would lead to advancement opportunities or training on new equipment or in order for an employee to divert a layoff or job loss.