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Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation | 2229 NW 9th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34972 | P: 1 (863) 357-2334 | E: info@ocedcorp.com

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CARES ACT BUSINESS GRANT

New Guidelines are availalbe CLICK HERE for Guidelines and to Apply Online.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Contact Us: 863.357.2334

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CARES ACT BUSINESS GRANT

New Guidelines are availalbe CLICK HERE for Guidelines and to Apply Online.

variety of workers

Train your team and
strengthen your business.

If you are a Business Owner  in Okeechobee County, discover how our workforce development opportunities can help you grow.

CareerSource's Business Operations Team believes that understanding the needs of your business is a first step in providing solutions to your employee recruitment and staff development challenges. Please contact CareerSource for more information or assistance.

 

Contact the CareerSource Business Operations Team for Okeechobee County

 

For Employers

For Employees

Benefits for
Employers

 

A win-win situation for 
employers and employees.

Increased Competitiveness 

Skilled Workforce

Increased Productivity

Increased Profits

Company Growth

Reduced Turnover
Advancement Oportunties 

Increased Job Opportunities

Industry-Recognized Credentials

Transferrable Skills

Job Retention

Skilled Workforce


Available Training Grant Programs


none icon Employed Worker Training

Employers may be able to receive local funding assistance for skills upgrade training for their employed workers. 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.

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none icon On-the-Job Training

OJT allows employers to employ and train a candidate referred by CareerSource Heartland, for a fulltime, high-skill/high-wage position. Employers are reimbursed up to 50% of training costs and must agree to offer full-time employment upon completion of training.

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none icon Work Experience

Work Experience may be the solution for employers having difficulty finding a qualified candidate for an open position. The program provides a job seeker with the training and skill development necessary for successful employment retention. Training funds are provided by CareerSource Heartland through a third-party staffing agency for a twelve-week training period.

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none icon Quick Response Training

Seeking funding to train employees? 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. CareerSource Heartland serves as a liaison and helps facilitate your application for these grant funds.

This is a buiness-friendly training grant program powered by CareerSource Florida. CareerSource Heartland serves as a liaison and helps facilitate your application for this grant.

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none icon Incumbent Worker Training

Expense-reimbursement grants for customized skills upgrade training are available to existing for-profit Florida businesses. Targeted Industries with 25 or fewer employees in distressed urban and rural areas of Florida are given priority. 

This is a buiness-friendly training grant program powered by CareerSource Florida. CareerSource Heartland serves as a liaison and helps facilitate your application for this grant.

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none icon Corporate & Community Training Institute

Corporate & Community Training Institute at Indian River State College is offering several courses to enhance employers customer service, communications, leadership and supervision capabilities.

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