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Workforce: Training Grants


CareerSource Pasco Hernando and CareerSource Florida together create a powerful tool for employers looking to train new and existing employees. Together they offer employers maximum flexibility when deciding the skills their employees need and who will be training them. This gives Florida and Pasco County a competitive advantage when it comes to ensuring a skilled workforce is ready to meet your company’s demands today and in the future.

On-The-Job Training

The On-The-Job Training (OJT) program is designed to assist local employers to hire, train, and retain employees in full-time permanent jobs. CareerSource Pasco Hernando will help pay up to 50% of your new hire’s wages, while they train with you! Employers may receive up to 50% wage reimbursement under the current Department of Labor waiver. The reimbursement may occur under this waiver when employers select new employees from a pool of existing and/or eligible candidates.

Existing Worker Training

In today’s prevailing and fast-paced workplace, employees find it necessary to frequently improve their job skills to stay competitive. Employers are encouraged to take advantage of CareerSource Pasco Hernando’s Employed Worker Training (EWT) Program to enhance your employees’ skills. The EWT Program is intended to provide financial assistance to employers that recognize the importance of investing in their employees. Studies show that employees recognize the value of attaining new skills. The attainment of these skills can lead to increased productivity and impact your bottom line. EWT grant funds are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Quick Response Training

New businesses or those relocating to or expanding in Florida may be eligible for grant dollars to help pay for training new employees.

Incumbent Worker Training

For-profit, small businesses may be eligible for reimbursement of up to 75 percent of training costs through Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training grant.