Using American Rescue Plan funding from the federal government, the City of Orlando is partnering with CareerSource Central Florida to connect residents to employment and career training opportunities. The program even includes eligibility to receive a training subsidy in the amount of $125 per week.
City officials say the mission of this program is simple. If residents are looking for work, they should be able to land a job that fits their experience and skills. If residents are seeking a job in a different field, they should have equitable access to training to get the skills required.
According to the City of Orlando, benefits of the new RISE Employment & Training Program include:
- Connections to CareerSource Central Florida’s network of more than 100 job and vocational training programs
- Opportunity to have tuition fees covered
- Eligibility to receive a training subsidy in the amount of $125 per week to help cover the costs of transportation, housing, childcare while in a training program
- Access to a dedicated team to help program participants create an individual employment plan with connections to available job opportunities
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Commissioner Robert Stuart and Commissioner Regina Hill celebrated the launch of the RISE Employment & Training Program by cutting the ribbon on the program’s West Colonial Drive office.