WIOA Pasco - Free Job Training and placement assistance for Orange Grove Villas

Are you unemployed or low-income? Have you been laid off or received a notice of lay-off? If so, you might qualify for a WIOA Pasco government 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 a few of of the Popular Certifications that can jump-start your career:

Hot Jobs in Pasco County

With the amount of computer networks doubling every five years, the job demand for Information Technology employees continues to heat up for this high paid career. If you qualify you can use the grant to get the certifications the employers we work with are seeking|: CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and more

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Security Analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2022 to 2032, which is much better than average. Cyberseek.org’s supply and demand heat map shows over 550,000 job openings across the United States. Some markets are hotter than others. The Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg job market pays well, because it has over 7,000 job openings and the number of qualified workers is very low. The cyber-crime epidemic is expected to triple the number of job openings over the next five years. Employers desperately need employees who are certified in Security+, CISSP, Certified Security Analyst (CySA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA PenTest+

Responsible executive secretaries perform a variety of administrative jobs and clerical tasks. Duties include providing assistance to managers and employees, assisting in every day business needs and managing the company’s general administrative requirements. The more qualified executive secretaries can make a surprisingly good salary if they have the necessary skills. Certifications like Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) can really help to move up in this profession.

What Our Clients Say

Instead of having us talk about ourselves, why don’t we see what our clients have to say.

My Career Coach was very instrumental in helping me determine my educational path. I gave him my list of career and training objectives. He charted my options and identified the advantages of each course available. He also explained the career potential for each class. His guidance contributed to my finding my new job. (Thank you! Thank you!)
WIOA Grant testimonial for Cyber Security Career
Ronni Jones
IT Security and Compliance Analyst
He was very communicative and took the time to sit with me and outline my goals and how the training material will carve out my career path…The instructors were top notch and worked effortlessly to ensure that all students were up to speed on the material. It was noticeable that the instructors fully understood the material and were prepared for any and all questions that came their way.
Kyle Metzger
Project Manager
He was extremely helpful in guiding me into an appropriate choice of program to match my interests and current job demands of our area…I would highly recommend them. I found it to have a really great atmosphere. Very friendly and always helpful staff.
Lisa Baresi-Smith
PC Technician
I met him at a job fair. He told me about the PMP program and grants available in the area. I have thought about attaining my PMP in the past with professional and volunteer projects. He was a great coach. He knew what skills were needed in the market and the best classes to take. He even let me know the best instructors to ensure my success. The PMP training is one of the best training that I received. I would recommend them for the WIOA program for job seekers. He knows the WIOA program and what classes qualify.
Jennifer Smith
Strategic Account Manager
The admission representative was very courteous, helpful and professional. He provided all the necessary information for me to meet my goal. I would definitely recommend them. The way I was treated by staff along with the way the course was presented left me extremely satisfied
karl's testimonial for WIOA grants, unemployment grants
Karl Joseph
Network Engineer II
They provided all the resources I needed to pass the certification exams on my first try. (They) provided more help than anyone in finding a job--not only have they prepared me for the job but they have helped me get the "at bats" with interviews that are equally necessary for landing a job.
James Falzone
Help Desk

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 assist people get trained, certified and placed in high demand careers such as information technology, 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) addresses this issue by providing no cost funding for career training in high demand fields to those who are eligible for this grant. This training is intended to make your skills marketable so you can get a job and get back into the workforce. This is a grant, not a loan. If you qualify, everything is paid for, 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 pick a program where there is a high likelihood of employment. Each county has a regionally targeted occupations list (RTOL) to choose from. They want to make sure you select an occupation that is in high demand. For each approved career, there will be approved  training programs to choose from.

How do I qualify for a WIOA Pasco grant?

The 3 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 notice of layoff or are a military spouse you might get approved as a Dislocated worker. If you are on Food Stamps or government assistance, or have low income based on last 6 month’s earnings and number of people in your family, then you could get approved under Adult Low Income. For youths age 18-24, you might get approved if you are not going to school. You must also be found to be “suitable.” This is not an entitlement. The process is arduous 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 Hernando grant, you want a program that can be finished in a short period of time that will boost your marketability enough to help get you placed. We look at the best ways to take advantage of your experience to add a certification that will make you attractive to employers 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 cost to you if you are eligible for a WIOA Pasco grant. No reimbursement or any out of pocket 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 exceptionally bureaucratic government agency. The steps are confusing. Many schools are averse to work with WIOA if they can avoid doing so. I strongly recommend you consult with an expert.

Do you help with job placement?

Yes! The whole intent of this program is to help you get back in the workforce. We have teamed up with a staffing firm that has devoted a person to work at our location exclusively with our clients. She assists with your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview skills and most importantly, getting your resume in front of hiring managers. We work with over three thousand employers in Central Florida who use us for their training requirements. A lot of them recruit from us so we get many job leads that are not accessible to the general public. Over half the jobs we have helped place people in are not even advertised.

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