Charting Your Course: Duval County WIOA Grant Assistance for Jobseekers in Atlantic Beach

Learn how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant can supercharge your job search. If you’re an unemployed professional looking to make a successful career transition, the WIOA grant can provide everything you need. If you qualify, this grant will help you get trained, certified, and placed in your career-at no cost to you! From training opportunities to job placement assistance, this grant can help you land the job you want.

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Key Takeaways about the WIOA Grant

  • WIOA grants offer training opportunities and job placement assistance for unemployed professionals.
  • The WIOA grant addresses challenges faced by job seekers during career transitions.
  • Professionals can gain the skills and certifications needed for their new careers through WIOA-funded training.
  • The grant covers various certifications relevant to today’s job market.
  • Our team is here to guide you through the WIOA process and provide personalized assistance.
  • There is no cost to you if you qualify.
WIOA Grants for the Unemployed

WIOA Grants: Your Partner in Job Hunting

Searching for work can be difficult for unemployed professionals. This can be complicated, ranging from skill mismatches or gaps in certification to career changes. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)grants are a great way to overcome these obstacles. Unfortunately, many job-seekers remain unaware of their transformative power and the resources and support they provide.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant (WIOA), a little-known federal grant, can make a big difference to unemployed professionals. CareerSource North East Florida is a program that assists unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers from the following areas:

  • Baker County
  • Clay County
  • Duval County
  • Nassau County
  • Putnam County
  • St. John’s County

Now also serving:

  • Gadsden County
  • Leon County
  • Wakulla County

If you live in another county, we might still be able to assist you

The grant helps job seekers with their career transition by providing funding and resources. The WIOA grant empowers people to change their careers and take advantage of new opportunities. It can help them with job training programs or certifications that will make them more marketable. The WIOA grant provides job seekers with the tools, knowledge, and confidence they need to make a successful transition.

What we do

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We specialize in assisting unemployed or underemployed people to apply for, and receive, the WIOA Grant so that they can get trained, certified, placed, and get their field.

High-Demand Jobs You Can Pursue

As this is a job program, each county agency will approve careers that are in demand on the local market to increase your chances of being employed. As an approved WIOA partner in Florida, we can help you into these careers:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Project Management
  • Information technology
  • Network Administration
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Computer Forensics
  • and more

Our career services help you create a strong resume, a cover letter, and a LinkedIn profile. These will be noticed by hiring managers so that we can help you get you a job with a good income.

Approved Programs to Ignite Your Career

Note: Not all programs are approved in every county.

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Network Security Technician

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Cyber Security IT Professional

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Project Management Professional

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Certified Ethical Hacker/ Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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Cyber Security Forensic and Intrusion Analyst

Delve into the intricate world of cybersecurity forensics and intrusion analysis. Learn to track digital footprints and investigate cyber breaches. Discover more about this compelling field!

Master Certificate in Cyber Security & Information Assurance Management

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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the WIOA Duval County Grant?

It is called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). it is a jobs program. WIOA provides free training grants to help people get trained, certified and placed in high demand careers such as information technology, cyber-security, business intelligence, project management and more. The idea is that there are professions in which there are not enough qualified people and there are declining careers in which there are too many people. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) tries to fix this issue by providing free funding for career training in high demand fields to those who qualify for this grant. This training is designed to make your resume marketable so you can get a job and get back into the workforce. This is a grant, not a loan. If you qualify, everything is paid for, even the exam. The amounts vary by county but can be as high as $10,000 in some areas.

 

Can I use this grant for any program I want?

This is a jobs program so you must choose something where there is a high likelihood of employment. Each county has a regionally targeted occupations list (RTOL) to choose from. They want to make sure you select a career that is in high demand. For each authorized career, there will be authorized  training plans to choose from.

How Do I Qualify?

The 3 most typical categories are: Dislocated Worker, Adult Low Income and Youth (18 -25). If you have been laid off (or your position was eliminated or you were let go because of a reduction in force) from your last job, terminated, received a notice of layoff or are a military spouse you could qualify as a Dislocated worker. If you are on Food Stamps or government assistance, or have low income based on last 6 month’s earnings and family size, then you could qualify under Adult Low Income. For youths age 18-24, you might qualify if you are not currently in school. You must also be found to be “suitable.” This is not an automatic approval. The process is perplexing so it is best to discuss this with us beforehand to see if you qualify.

What types of career choices are best under this program?

You want a program that can be finished in a short period of time that will boost your marketability enough to help get you placed. We look at the best ways to use your work history to add a certification that will make you attractive to recruiters and easier to place. Some career choices are perfect for this: cyber-security, information technology, project management, business analyst, human resources, executive secretaries and administrative assistants etc.

Is there a catch or any hidden costs? I always have a hard time believing anything is free.

There is no cost to you if you qualify. No reimbursement or any out of pocket expenses. This is a grant, not a loan. Even the exam(s) are paid for. So what is the catch? We will be working with a remarkably bureacratic government agency. The steps are as clear as mud. A lot of schools are averse to work with WIOA if they can avoid doing so. I strongly advise you consult with an expert.

Do you help with job placement?

Yes! The whole purpose of this program is to help you get back in the workforce. We have a dedicated person to work exclusively with our clients. She helps with your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview techniques and most importantly, getting your resume in front of hiring managers. We work with thousands of employers in Florida who use us for their training needs. Many of them recruit from us so we get many job leads that are not available to the general public. Over half the jobs we have helped place people in are not even advertised.

“My career coach was very instrumental in helping me determine my educational path. I gave him my list of career and training objectives. He charted my options and identified advantages for each course available. He also explained career potential for each class. His guidance contributed to my finding my new job. (Thank you! Thank you!).”

Ronni Jones

IT Security and Compliance Analyst

“He was very communicative and took the time to sit with me and outline my goals and how the training material will carve out my career path…The instructors were top notch and worked effortlessly to ensure that all students were up to speed on the material. It was noticeable that the instructors fully understood the material and were prepared for any and all questions that came their way.”

Kyle Metzger

Project Manager

Lisa Baresi-Smith

“He was extremely helpful in guiding me into an appropriate choice of program to match my interests and current job demands of our area…I would highly recommend them. I found it to have a really great atmosphere. Very friendly and always helpful staff.”

Lisa Baresi-Smith

PC Technician

“I met him at a job fair. He told me about the PMP program and grants available in the area. I have thought about attaining my PMP in the past with professional and volunteer projects. He was a great coach. He knew what skills were needed in the market and the best classes to take. He even let me know the best instructors to ensure my success. The PMP training is one of the best training that I received. I would recommend them for the WIOA program for job seekers. He knows the WIOA program and what classes qualify..”

Jennifer Smith

Strategic Account Manager

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