Elevate america veterans
On November 10, 2011, Microsoft announced the Elevate America Veterans Initiative in partnership with the Department of Labor, which will provide additional support to veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce. Here in Northeast Florida, one of just four regions in the country to receive the grant, Microsoft will offer 2,000 technology training and certification packages to local U.S. military veterans and spouses over a two year period. The technology training and certification will be available at intermediate and advanced levels and delivered through e-learning. This partnership is an extension of the overall Microsoft Elevate America Veterans Initiative which makes a national investment of $12 million in cash, product and related support for U.S. veterans.
WorkSource will be receiving 700 vouchers for Intermediate IT skills (IT skills for all jobs based on MS Office 2010 and Windows) and 300 Advanced IT skills vouchers. Trainees can also receive a voucher for free certification testing. Read more here.
Learn, Return & Earn
Have you been laid off? Are you looking to transition to a new industry? WorkSource funds scholarships through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
The Learn, Return & Earn workforce training program connects you to industry-recognized certifications, which lead to employment in high-demand occupations and industries.
You may qualify for the Learn, Return & Earn program if:
- You have been laid off from your job or have received notice that your job will be eliminated.
- You qualify based on income (including if you have been laid off and have taken a short-term or part-time job).
Interested in the scholarship program?
Take our online survey to see if you're a good candidate for a workforce training scholarship.
Still have some questions?
Here are some ~/Learn, Earn Return Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
WorkSource collaborates with a number of training partners to advance our mission of providing improved employment opportunities for the people of Northeast Florida.
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What do you want to do for a living? My Next Move
is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
Are you interested in apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for occupations in skilled trades and crafts. It combines on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction. The instruction usually takes place one to two nights per week, for about four to six hours per week. Most programs use local vocational schools or community colleges for their classroom instruction. Depending on the trade, the program can last from one to ten years, with the average program length being 4 years.
For more information on Florida's program, visit the Department of Education's website.