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Posted November 3, 2021 | 12:33 PM

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Hillsborough County partners with nonprofits to provide career training

Hillsborough County helps residents find fulfilling, quality careers in a wide range of industries and interests through workforce initiatives with CareerSource Tampa Bay, educational institutions, and nonprofit partner organizations. Career planning, job fairs, and training programs are just some of the free services provided to residents through CareerSource Tampa Bay’s locations in Tampa, Brandon, and Ruskin. Many local nonprofits focus on helping people secure quality jobs by extendingworkforce development opportunities to targeted groups, such as youth and women.

During October and November 2021, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved funding to support these six highlighted nonprofit partnership programs to help Hillsborough County residents:

  1. Speak Up Tampa Bay Public Access Television, Inc. – up to $200,000 to provide professional video production training classes for Hillsborough residents, in partnership with CareerSource Tampa Bay, with a special emphasis on training minorities, women, and veterans. This initiative seeks to raise interest in and awareness of video production careeropportunities in Hillsborough County and prepares trainees for careers in video production.
  2. Enterprising Latinas, Inc. – up to $100,000 to provide the culturally responsive Economic Mobility Pathways Program for county residents, in partnership with CareerSource Tampa Bay, with a special emphasis on the training of low-to-moderate income women residents in South Hillsborough County. This program seeks to strengthen critical thinking, self-efficacy, workforce development, and entrepreneurship skills that create pathways to economic self-sufficiency and empower participants to successfully find quality jobs or create microenterprises.
  3. Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Inc. – up to $22,500 in matching contributions with the City of Tampa to provide a summer youth employment program for Hillsborough County residents between the ages of 13 and 17. The Junior Leaders Program will help youth assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions, and receive mentoring and job-shadowing opportunities. The Junior Staff Program will help youth explore a career in youth or human services to prepare for future roles as human services professionals or volunteer leaders in their community. Stipends are provided to youth who complete either of these programs.
  4. Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Inc. – up to $75,000 to help women residents in Hillsborough County improve their employability. The program will provide the resources, information technology and computer software training, tools, and support services to help women overcome barriers to employment and successfully transition from unemployment or underemployment into a full- or part-time job.
  5. Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. – up to $600,900 to provide workforce development training to county residents, in partnership with CareerSource Tampa Bay, with special emphasis on assisting unemployed or underemployed minority residents. The program will empower participants to successfully manage their own lives through soft-skills training, certification training, pre-apprenticeship services, and youth career exploration and training in order to acquire job skills, secure stable employment, and gain financial stability.
  6. University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. – up to $750,000 to provide services to University Area Community residents that support a positive change in the economic, educational, and social levels of the community through youth programs, adult education, affordable housing, workforce, wellness, resource assistance, community development, and engagement. The programs engage and empower residents to lead efforts to improve the economic and social conditions of their community.

Looking for a new job or next step in your career?

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, an existing professional, re-entering the workforce, a military veteran, or looking to enhance skills for better earning power, CareerSource Tampa Bay can help you prepare and refer you to leading employers. Get started today at Career Source Tampa Bay’s website or call (813) 930-7400.

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