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In partnership with our network of approved training providers, you may be eligible to receive funds toward completion of job training in an in-demand occupation that leads to a vocational certificate/diploma, or even an Associate or Bachelor degree.  In today’s job market, it is critical that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of employers to compete.  CareerSource Heartland is here to help!

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you may receive career guidance and possibly financial help with your training-related costs such as:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books

In some instances, funds may be available to aid with supplies, uniforms and shoes, and certification/licensure fees related to training completion.

Career Seekers interested in training assistance must:


A. Career Services, available via walk-in to everyone who is legally eligible to work in the United States, may include:

  • On-line access to numerous career and employment-related websites listing job openings throughout the State of Florida.
  • Assistance with job search, resume development, and interview skills.
  • Access to a How-to resource library with career and job-related books, videos and interactive training.
  • Career guidance, skills assessments, workshops, labor market & training program information.
  • Assistance with identifying your transferable skills.
  • Access to hiring events and job fairs, & help with job placement.

Scholarships for job training are provided through funds made available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


B. Scholarships for Training Services—the following general requirements apply:

  • Must be a resident of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, or Okeechobee County.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Meet U.S. Citizenship requirements or hold current Permanent Resident Alien Card.
  • All males born after December 31st, 1959 must meet Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Household income falls within specific program guidelines.

You may also qualify if one of the following applies:

  • You are about to be or have been laid off from your job and are unlikely to return to the same or similar position; and you are eligible for, receiving or have exhausted your reemployment compensation benefits.
  • You are a displaced homemaker no longer supported by the income of another family member and are unemployed or underemployed.
  • You are a former contract worker or self-employed individual who is unemployed due to current economic conditions.

To learn more about scholarships for job training, please attend a “WIOA” Orientation at 10 a.m. at one of the following CareerSource Heartland locations:

DeSoto County • 2160 NE Roan Ave., Arcadia • Orientation every Monday

Highlands County • 5901 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 1, Sebring • Orientation every Wednesday

Okeechobee County • 207 SW Park St., Okeechobee • Orientation every Tuesday

Or at 11 a.m. at our Hardee Center:

324 6th Ave. North, Wauchula • Orientation every Tuesday