FORTE: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Training & Employment

Be a Part of the Solution

Engaging businesses to help foster opioid recovery through the community while developing top talent in the area.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 92,100 Americans died of an overdose in 2020 – the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in 12 months. In Central Florida, we experienced a 57% increase during that time – the numbers are staggering, with no end in sight.

Our Fostering Opioid Recovery through Training and Employment (FORTE) initiative focuses on providing complimentary workforce solutions to support businesses and career seekers affected by the opioid crisis.

To help businesses meet challenges due to the opioid crisis – from recognizing signs of dependency to offering training and resources to foster a healthy and productive workforce, FORTE will provide HR training, NARCAN training, job readiness programs, and placement. These programs are designed to not only respond effectively in the workplace but also our community.​

Career seekers interested in supporting the health and recovery community are encouraged to join our efforts by obtaining training in new and emerging career pathways that help combat the opioid crisis. Through FORTE, we provide scholarships for training and then connect you with local businesses to help achieve your career goals.

HR Training

This is ideal for HR, hiring and retention professionals ​to understand how the opioid crisis is impacting the workplace and ways employers can be part of the solution.

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Healthcare & Recovery Focused Careers

Enter training in new and emerging career pathways like peer specialist/behavioral staff​ to help support the recovery community and combat the opioid crisis.

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Explore Other Careers

If you or a family member have been affected by the opioid crisis and you’re ready for a new career, we can help you discover your passion. Your skills and interests may be the perfect fit for a career in a high-growth industry.

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