Training assistance is for short-term training programs, within
a 2 year period, that lead directly to jobs that are “in demand” in
the local labor market. Training programs can take the form of
classroom training, on-the-job training, internships, or
apprenticeships. Once you are enrolled in the WIA program, onsite
WIA case management services are available to students enrolled at
OCPS Orlando Tech, Mid-Florida Tech, Westside Tech and Winter Park
WIA assists with maximizing available financial aid and other
community resources. To qualify for training assistance, a WIA
program participant must:
- Find labor market information or contact employers for
information showing that your chosen occupational training will
prepare you for a job that is “in demand”.
- Participate in an assessment process to determine that you lack
marketable skills or possess outdated skills to compete for jobs in
your identified occupation.
- Comply with other training application requirements.
- Possible financial assistance with tuition, books, tools, etc.
while you are in training
- WIA must consider all other community resources and funding
availability before WIA funds can be allocated
Please Note: WIA cannot provide training assistance or reimburse
for costs incurred before enrollment in the WIA program, or before
completion of the WIA assessment and training approval process. If
you have already started a training program, WIA will only assist
with intensive job search services during and after training, or
pay for a training session that starts after program
For many job seekers, training is a great option to help reach
career goals. Training may or may not be the best course of action
to help you secure permanent, unsubsidized employment. It is our
goal to help you make the most informed decision possible.
If you decide that training is in your best interest, WORKFORCE
CENTRAL FLORIDA 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.
learn more about the different types of training available and to
evaluate the pros and cons of going back to school, please
view our Training Webinar.
Click here for a list of WCF approved training providers.
If you are a training institution and would like to be included as
a WCF Approved Training Provider, please complete the Training
For additional information from the U.S. Department of Education on
preparing for and funding education visit
For more information on the WIA program and training
opportunities and to learn about your next steps, please view the
Overview Webinar. The webinar will take about 30 minutes to