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Funding Sources  


Workforce Education provides short-term certification training, many of which are included on the local Targeted Occupation List. Dependent on your situation, you may be eligible for funding. Contact the funders below to determine the eligibility requirements. Please note our courses are typically not eligible for Financial Aid/Pell Grant. In addition, Payment Plans may be available for eligible programs
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If you need further assistance to navigate the available funding opportunities, or want to learn more about our programs, please contact us at workforce@spcollege.edu or 727-341-4445

Click on any of the below program titles for more information. 

Want to see our current FULL Catalog of classes?  Go here:  https://stpe.co/workforcecatalog

 

CareerSource Pinellas

CareerSource Pinellas is here to help you chart a course for success. Receive personalized career consultation,  academic advancement, job opportunities and more with our team of career counselors, dedicated to helping every job-seeker find a career that meets their individual needs and talents.

Through a strong network of industry and educational partnerships, CareerSource Pinellas offers a wealth of resources for career seekers, including internships, training and certification courses, registered apprenticeships, and job placement services.


Interested in applying? Please follow the steps below: 

  At the end of the application process, you will receive additional instructions from a CareerSource Counselor.

Want to check your eligibility ahead of time?  Use this WIOA Eligibility Cheat Sheet.

 

Get There Faster Grant for IT Learners (CareerSource Pinellas)

‘Get There Faster Grant’  funds available through WIOA eligibility for Adult IT Learners seeking upskilling, credentialing and certification. 

To apply, CLICK HERE and be sure to select "SPC Get There Faster" option during the online application.

A CareerSource WIOA Counselor will be reaching out to you upon completion of an application.  Questions about the application process?  Please contact Kadara Williams at (727) 608-2307 or kwilliams@careersourcepinellas.com.


Open Door Scholarship






Through the Open Door Grant Program, you can complete short-term training for high-demand jobs in as little as six weeks.  This opportunity is available to eligible current and future students and awards up to $3,000 in financial aid to cover the cost of tuition, exams, and books for a select group of programs that lead to industry certifications.  You must be a Florida resident and complete the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible, among other qualifications.


Interested in applying? Please follow the steps below: 

 

At the end of the application process, you will receive additional instructions from a CareerSource Counselor to check if you qualify for WIOA funding to use in conjunction with Open Door Scholarship Funds.


Speer First Step Scholarship






The Speer First Step Scholarship target residents in Pinellas County, especially South St. Petersburg. The resident must have an enrollment interest in an SPC Workforce Program to pursue employment or career advancement. The non-degree programs chosen by SPC Workforce, Community, and Corporate Partnerships for First Step Scholarship are connected to employment opportunities, which have been identified as leading to mid/high wage employment and/or in an in-demand industry. By focusing on related training in these areas, residents are more likely to be able to move into employment shortly after completing their training. Eligible programs are included on the Workforce website: https://spcollege.augusoft.net.  Please click on Allied Health, Business, Certificate, IT (Technology), Manufacturing & Utilities, or Supply Chain Management for the program options.   

Want more information?  Contact us at:  workforce@spcollege.edu

To Apply, Go Here:  https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/33647



Dream Big.  Make it Happen Scholarship






Strategic Insurance Services Insurance Company provided the Dream Big Make It Happen Scholarship to pay the full tuition for students who want to enroll in SPC’s 4-40 Insurance Customer Representatives Online Certificate Course. This self-paced online state-approved 40-hour designation course exempts from the state exam upon successful completion. It allows an individual to be an employee of General Lines property and casualty company.  

Scholarship requirements:
• The applicant's goal is to become employed as an Insurance Customer Representative 
• Must have two years of customer service experience 
• Able to pass a background check to pursue employment; this is not a course entrance requirement
• Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Windows/Computer skills.

Apply here: https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/33874



Grow Smarter Scholarship








Pinellas residents working in the service, retail, and hospitality areas whose jobs have been impacted or lost due to COVID-19. Recipients will receive a scholarship for full tuition, books and materials related to the selected training of their choice in the following areas: Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts & Design. This scholarship will be instrumental in starting a career pathway of success and stability for St. Petersburg residents.

Interested in applying, click here.


Patient Care Technician Career Scholarship







The Patient Care Technician Career Pathway Scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship for full tuition, books, and materials-related training.  This scholarship will be instrumental in starting a career pathway of success and stability as a healthcare worker in St. Petersburg.  Please apply at: https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/33316 or use the QR code above.


St. Pete Works

Pinellas residents residing in the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) will receive full tuition, books and materials for the short-term training of their choice in the following areas: Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, Marine & Life Sciences, and Creative Arts & Design. This opportunity will be instrumental in helping CRA residents start a career pathway of success and stability. For additional information, please contact 727-302-6746 or info.stpeteworks@spcollege.edu.


My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MyCAA)

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MyCAA) is a workforce initiative for spouses of active-duty service members developed by the Department of Defense's Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program. It provides up to $4,000 in funding to pursue career training or certifications that are portable and can move with you across multiple moving stations.

Please visit https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/mycaa/ for more information.


Providing Instruction for Tomorrow's Collegians and Hires (PITCH)

This joint program between the City of St. Petersburg and SPC offers free high quality educational, career and character development training for African-American males between 18-24 who live in St. Petersburg. You can earn a certificate in arts, business, health care, public safety, social and human services or technology that will help you get a job through the PITCH program. For additional information, please email seay.antonio@spcollege.edu.


Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

Please visit https://www.rehabworks.org/  for more information.