Workforce Training Incentives

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.  Learn more here.

Quick Response Training Program

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. This program is customized, flexible and responsive to individual company needs.

Incumbent Worker Training

This 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.


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