WIOA Pasco Grants with job placement assistance near Clinton Heights
Are you unemployed or low-income? Have you been laid off or been notified there will be a lay-off? If so, you might be eligible for a WIOA Pasco grant that can really help you get trained, certified and placed in your new career. There is no out-of-pocket for you. Let’s see if you qualify!
If you qualify for a WIOA Pasco grant, here are just some of the Sought-After Certifications that can boost your career:
Hot Jobs in Pasco County
With the number of computer networks doubling every 5 years, the job demand for Information Technology workers continues to shoot up for this high paid career. If you qualify you can use the WIOA grant to get the certifications the employers we work with are looking for|: CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VMware and more
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Security Analysts is projected to grow by 37 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is much better than average. Cyberseek.org’s supply and demand heat map shows over 700,000 job openings across the United States. Some markets are even better than others. The Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg job market pays well, because it has over 10,000 job opening and the number of qualified workers is very small. The cyber-crime epidemic is expected to triple the number of open positions over the next 5 years. Employers badly need workers who are certified in Security+, CISSP, Certified Security Analyst (CySA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA).
Responsible executive secretaries perform a variety of administrative jobs and clerical tasks. Duties include providing assistance to managers and employees, helping in every day office needs and managing the company’s general administrative requirements. The more qualified executive secretaries can make a surprisingly good income if they have the necessary skills. Certifications like Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) can really help to move up in this career.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What is a WIOA Pasco grant?
It is called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). it is a jobs program. It provides no cost training grants to help people get trained, certified and placed in high demand careers such as IT, cyber-security, business intelligence, project management and more. The idea is that there are fields in which there are not enough qualified people and there are declining careers in which there are too many people. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) tries to fix this problem by providing no cost funding for job training in high demand fields to those who qualify for this grant. This training is designed 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 qualify, everything is covered, even the exam. The amounts vary by county but can be as high as $10,000 in some areas.
Can I use the WIOA Pasco grant for any program I want?
This is a jobs program so you must select a program where there is a high likelihood of gainingemployment. Each county has a regionally targeted occupations list (RTOL) to choose from. They want to make sure you select a career that is in high demand. For each approved occupation, there will be approved training plans to choose from.
How do I qualify for a WIOA Pasco grant?
The three most prevalent classes are: Dislocated Worker, Adult Low Income and Youth (18 -25). If you have been 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 layoff notice or are a military spouse you could be eligible 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 family size, then you could be eligible under Adult Low Income. For youths age 18-24, you might be eligible if you are not currently in school. You must also be found to be “suitable.” This is not an entitlement. The process is perplexing so it is best to discuss this with us beforehand to see if you qualify.
What types of career choices are best under this program?
if you qualify for a WIOA Pasco grant, you need to select a program that can be finished in a short period of time that will increase your marketability enough to help get you a job. We look at the best ways to use your work history to add a certification that will make you attractive to hiring managers and easier to place. Some occupations are ideal for this: cyber-security, information technology, 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 charge to you if you qualify for a WIOA Pasco grant. Nothing to pay or any personal 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 an extremely bureaucratic government agency. The process is overly complicated. A number of schools are averse 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 purpose of this grant is to help you get a job. We have teamed up with a staffing firm that has devoted a person to work at our location exclusively with our clients. She helps with your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview preparation and most importantly, getting your resume in front of hiring managers. We work with over 3,000 employers in Central Florida who use us for their training needs. Many of them recruit from us so we get many job leads that are not available to the general public. Over half the jobs we have helped place people in are not even advertised.
About Dewey McGuirk
I have over 20 years’ experience in higher education. I was also laid off from my job several years ago and struggled to get employed again because of my age. Finally, I got back to work, but this time on the corporate side. Then I learned about the WIOA grant and understood what a godsend this could be for people who lost their jobs or people with a limited income. Many others do not like working with it becase of all the red tape. The processes vary from one county to the next and are frequently changing. However, I have always been good at dealing with government bureaucracies. My experience working in career education gives me an in depth grasp of the many career options and what it takes to get started. I now specialize in helping veterans, unemployed (and under-employed) people who may be eligible for a government grant that will pay for them to get trained, certified and help them get placed in their career and achieve their goals. Let’s see what you qualify for!
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