Special Initiatives

Your Chance to Thrive with Additional Grant Support

Special initiatives are funded by grants awarded to us by a variety of local organizations and government agencies.

These grants represent opportunities for us to impact more lives in our community that we might not otherwise be able to due to limitations of our annual funding.

Each initiative supports us in providing additional training and employment services to targeted populations.

If you’re interested in learning more about our current initiatives, please check the information below about each grant and the special requirements and/or qualifications you may need to meet to participate.

Help is Here for Central Florida: COVID-19 Support

Our Help is Here program has now expanded beyond Orange County. If you lost your job or have experienced cut hours at work due to COVID-19 and live in Lake, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Orange Counties you can count on us to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

You can receive a variety of customized, complimentary career services that will connect you to businesses hiring right now or provide you scholarships for short or long-term training to obtain the skills and credentials you need to land a career in key industries such as advanced manufacturing, construction, finance, healthcare, and trade & logistics.

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Ticket to Work: Empowering People with Special Abilities

As an approved employment network with the Social Security Administration, the Ticket to Work program is designed to help career seekers with disabilities explore their interests, pursue their passion, and increase their income. To participate in this program, email us at: TicketToWork@CareerSourceCF.com.

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Fostering Opioid Recovery through Training and Employment (FORTE)

The Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded us a grant to help stop the opioid crisis by providing the following support:

  • Career Seekers: Connect individuals to new and emerging career pathways that support the opioid crisis which can include:
    • Scholarships for short-term training and/or certifications for roles at support treatment centers
    • Career opportunities for individuals ending treatment at recovery and treatment centers
  • HR Professionals: Educate and train HR teams on how to identify and support employees who may be impacted by opioids.

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