Empower Your Future: Making the Most of the Duval County WIOA Grant for Job Seekers in Jacksonville

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

Unemployed professionals have many obstacles to overcome when looking for work. It can be a difficult process, from skill mismatches to changing careers or certification gaps. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant money can be used to help. Unfortunately, most job seekers are not aware of its power and how valuable it is in providing support and resources.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant (WIOA) is a federal program that is little known but can be a huge help 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. WIOA grants enable individuals to improve their professional lives, seize career opportunities and acquire certifications. WIOA grants provide job seekers the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence, and training they need for a successful career change.

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 Careers that You Can Pursue

The WIOA program in Florida is jobs-oriented. Each county agency has approved careers that are high in demand locally to improve your chances for employment. As a WIOA-approved training partner, we can assist you in obtaining the following career paths:

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

Our career services will help you create an impressive cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by hiring managers. We’ll help find a career for you with a good salary.

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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. It provides free training grants to assist workers get trained, certified and placed in high demand fields such as IT, cyber-security, business analysis, project management and more. The idea is that there are fields in which there are not enough certified workers and there are declining fields in which there are too many people. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) tries to fix this issue by providing free funding for job training in high demand fields to those who qualify for this grant. This training is intended to make your skills marketable so you can get a job and return to the workforce. This is a grant, not a loan. If you are eligible, 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 expectation of employment. Each county has a regionally targeted occupations list (RTOL) to choose from. They want to make sure you select an occupation that is in high demand. For each approved career, there will be approved  training programs to choose from.

How Do I Qualify?

The 3 most common classes are: Dislocated Worker, Adult Low Income and Youth (18 -25). If you were 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 get approved as a Dislocated worker. If you are on Food Stamps or government assistance, or have low income based on what you have earned the last six months and number of people in your family, then you could get approved under Adult Low Income. For youths age 18-24, you might get approved if you are not going to school. You must also be determined to be “suitable.” This is not an automatic approval. The process is arduous so it is best to consult with us first to see if you are eligible.

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 a job. We look at the best ways to leverage your work history to add a certification that will make you attractive to recruiters and easier to get hired. Some career choices are ideal 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 very bureacratic government agency. The process is as clear as mud. A lot of schools are hesitant to work with WIOA if they can avoid it. I strongly advise you work with an expert.

Do you help with job placement?

Yes! The whole intent of this grant is to help you get back in the workforce. We have a devoted person to work exclusively with our clients. She helps with your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview skills and most importantly, getting your information in front of hiring managers. We work with thousands of employers in Florida who use us for their training requirements. Many of them recruit from us so we get many job leads that are not accessible 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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