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Workforce Training Incentives
Quick Response Training Program (QRT)
Quick Response Training (QRT) - an employer-driven training program designed to assist new value-added businesses and provide existing Florida businesses the necessary training for expansion. A state educational facility - community college, area technical center, school district or university - is available to assist with application and program development or delivery. The educational facility will also serve as fiscal agent for the project. The company may use in-house training, outside vendor training programs or the local educational entity to provide training. Reimbursable training expenses include: instructors'/trainers' wages, curriculum development, and textbooks/manuals. This program is customized, flexible, and responsive to individual company needs. To learn more about the QRT program, visit Workforce Florida.


Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) - a program that 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. Priority is given to businesses in targeted industries, Enterprise Zones, HUB Zones, Inner City Distressed areas, Rural Counties and areas, and Brownfield areas. For additional information on the IWT program, visit Workforce Florida.

Employed Worker Training (Local Program)

Employed Worker Training provides grant funding for customized training for businesses that have been operating in the state of Florida for at least one year. It is designed to reimburse approved local businesses up to half of their eligible training costs. It helps businesses:  

  • To advance their current employees’ wages and positions 
  • Enhance employees’ productivity and work quality
  • Build employees’ loyalty and decrease employee turnover
  • Allow businesses to remain competitive
Website: http://www.careercentral.jobs/
Contact: PEDC (813) 926-0827 or (888) 60-PASCO.