Workforce Investment Opportunity Act

Designed to provide quality employment and training services

Eligibility Requirements - Services under this program are eligibility-based. Therefore, all interested persons must meet and be able to document the following preliminary eligibility criteria to be a potential candidate. In order to receive services, all candidates must meet general eligibility criteria and either Adult eligibility criteria or Dislocated Worker eligibility criteria.

The program is based on a two-tier approach to the provision of employment and training services.

Participation in the program may include Career or Training services, and are subject to funding availability.

  • Services available through the Program:
  • Occupational skills training including training for nontraditional employment
  • On-the-job training
  • Programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education programs
  • Private sector training programs
  • Skill upgrading and retraining
  • Entrepreneurial training
  • Adult education and literacy activities provided in combination with training
  • Customized training
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
  • You are a resident of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist or Union counties
  • You are 18 years or older
  • You meet U.S. Citizen Requirements or hold current Permanent Resident Alien Card
  • If you are a male whose date of birth falls after December 31st, 1959, then you meet Selective Service registration requirements
  • Adult Eligibility:
  • You are receiving or a member of a household that is currently receiving food stamps, or have received food stamps in the last six months
  • Your annualized household income during the past 26 weeks (six months) falls within 70% of the Federal Poverty Family Income Guidelines
  • You receive or are a member of a family that receives Supplemental Security Income
  • You lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence & are homeless
  • You have a substantial disability. NOTE: A substantial disability eliminates a classification or group of jobs that the individual can no longer perform based on the disability
  • Dislocated Worker Eligibility:
  • You have been terminated or laid off or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment AND are eligible for or has exhausted unemployment compensation AND are unlikely to return to the previous industry or occupation
  • You have been terminated or laid off, or have received notice of termination or layoff AND have been employed for sufficient duration (a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks) to demonstrate workforce attachment BUT you are not eligible for Reemployment Assistance due to insufficient earnings or employer not being covered under State compensation law AND you are unlikely to return to the previous industry or occupation
  • You have been terminated or received a notice of termination or layoff from employment as a result of permanent closure, or substantial layoff at a plant, facility or enterprise
  • You have been given the general announcement from your employer that the facility will close within 180 days
  • You were providing unpaid services to -defined family members in the home and have been dependent on the income of another family member but are now no longer supported by that income and are unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
  • You were previously self-employed but are now unemployed due to general economic conditions in the community or because of natural disaster
  • You are the spouse of a current member of the military who was forced to leave his/her employment to follow spouse due to change in military assignmentOR you are a previous member of the military who was discharged from the armed forces under honorable conditions and who did not retire from the military

Should you be found eligible and able to participate in training, there is assistance available, within a 2 year period, that may lead directly to jobs that are “in demand” in the local labor market. For many job seekers, training is a great option to help reach career goals. However, training may or may not be the best course of action to help you secure permanent, un-subsidized employment. It is our goal to help you make the most informed decision possible. CareerSource Florida Crown will help you to learn about the various venues and options for where you might receive training, the various ways in which you can afford to pay for training and how to create a plan to succeed during and after training.

  • Some available resources:
  • Regional Targeted Occupation List (RTOL): This list was developed after extensive research into our local, regional and statewide Labor/Job Market. In addition, our CareerSource Florida Crown Board of Directors, consisting of local business experts, reviewed and approved this RTOL. For more information on the different types of training available:
  • click here
  • If you are a training institution and would like to be included as a CareerSource Florida Crown approved training vendor, or have questions regarding the Targeted Occupations list or the Approved Vendors list, please contact Jeri Bohlscheid:
  • email
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