FSW Leads State in Florida Flex Training Grants

Jan 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 – FORT MYERS, FLA – According to data from CareerSource Florida, Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) has the largest dollar amount of FloridaFlex (formerly Quick Response Training grants) under fiscal management in the state.

Administered by CareerSource Florida, Florida Flex provides funding to support customized training for new hires in expanding or new businesses throughout Florida. FSW’s Corporate Training division of the School of Business and Technology helps facilitate these grants throughout Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.

“These training grant dollars help in the broader economic development of our region,” said Adrian Kerr, director, FSW Corporate Training and Services. “They support many new and expanding businesses in our area, which can result in an increase of employment opportunities for our local workforce.”

In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, FSW facilitated approximately $2 million dollars in new training grant funding for local businesses, resulting in the training of 994 new hires. So far, during the first half of the 2015-2016 fiscal year, FSW has already facilitated $1.5 million in new training grant funding to train 908 new hires and is on track for an additional $900,000 during the second half of the year.

For more information about FloridaFlex Grants, contact Kerr at (239) 432-5233 or adrian.kerr@fsw.edu.

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Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its intercollegiate athletics program in January 2016. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.