Quick Response Training
Quick Response Training (QRT) offers partial reimbursement to relocating or expanding businesses for expenses related to training new or existing employees after jobs have been created or retained and the training has occurred.
This business-friendly program is flexible to respond quickly to corporate training objectives. Once approved, the business provides a company match of cash or in-kind contributions. The business chooses what training is needed, who provides it and how it is provided.
LAKELAND COMPANIES RECEIVING FLORIDA FLEX/QUICK RESPONSE TRAINING GRANTS INCLUDE:
|Glendale Protective Technologies||50||$30,639|
|Mid State Truss||22||$17,850|
|Southern Wine & Spirits||157||$176,715|
|USCO/ JC Penney||590||$218,612|
|Juice Bowl Products||53||$54,233|
|O'Reilly Auto Parts||400||$480,000|
|Caito Food Service||45||$62,513|
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) provides training to currently employed workers to keep Florida’s workforce competitive in a global economy and to retain existing businesses. The program is available to all Florida businesses that have been in operation for at least one year prior to application and require skills upgrade training for existing employees. All IWT funds are subject to availability of funding and contingent on training needs. Awards are made on a first come – first serve basis. IWT Overview
LAKELAND COMPANIES RECEIVING INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING GRANTS INCLUDE:
|Company||# of employees trained||Grants|
|Space Science Services||12||$14,449|
|Westworld Telecom Corp.||7||$15,000|
|Integrated Metal Products||30||$28,200|
|Advance Stores Company, Inc.||130||$25,973|
|Alabama Metal Industries||50||$35,200|
|Taw Engineered Services||31||$5,800|
|Kemira Water Solutions||27||$24,687|
|Centerstate Banks of FL||6||$5,385|
|Quality Aerospace Coatings||6||$13,500|
|S&B Metal Products||36||$7,500|
|Kerry Ingredients & Flavours||35||$21,000|
|People, Technology & Processes||22||$19,200|
|Phillips, Salomon & Parrish, P.A.||71||$41,942|
VETERANS FLORIDA BUSINESS TRAINING GRANT
The Veterans Florida Business Training Grant is available to Florida businesses seeking to train and hire military veterans. The program helps businesses meet workforce demands in a competitive environment by facilitating access to training and education in high-demand fields for veterans through matching training grants up to $8,000 per veteran employee trained. VFTG Overview
Employed Worker Training Grant
Florida companies may be able to receive local funding assistance for skills upgrade training for their employed workers. Employed Worker Training (EWT) Grant is a locally funded resource with guidelines established by each of Florida’s individual regional workforce board. EWT may be used to meet many industry or company-specific training requirements. Businesses may become more competitive by providing their employees new skills that may lead to greater productivity. New skills for employees may also result in career advancement opportunities for the individual.
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