FARMWORKER CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act of 1998 is a first step in a new direction.  Eligibility is based on documenting status to work in the U.S., the family income, and experience in farm work during the most recent two years.

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ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

► Basic skills testing, interests assessment and individual employment planning with qualified counselor.
►Job Placement help, referrals to other community agencies and/or enrollment in training programs.
► Financial help with tuition, books, fees, and uniforms.
► Hourly stipend payments during school that help pay child care, transportation and other training or job placement related needs.

Students who successfully complete vocational programs are well-prepared for related licensure or certification examinations.

Immokalee Technical College also provides ESOL, GED/ABE and basic skills classes.

Goals & Expectations

After successfully completing the program, the student will be able to demonstrate increased competency in the following areas:

► Job Search
► Education Gains
► Social Skills
► Health and Safety
► Family Involvement
► Knowledge of Careers and Workplace
► Occupational Skills

Farmworker Career Development Program helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families gain advancement in their present employment and learn new skills to seek other career choices.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must apply for the program in person and meet with a counselor to determine eligibility.

Contact FCDP staff at (239) 377-1193 for an appointment. Walk-ins are registered as time is available between scheduled appointments. Appointments are available outside regular working hours to meet customer needs.

COMPLETION TIMES

Education programs may last from several weeks to 2 years.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This program prepares students for employment based on their own basic skills and assessment results.

CERTIFICATES

A certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the program’s competencies and satisfy basic skill requirements in accordance with state guidelines.

SALARY RANGE

The average salary of all placed participants exceed $10/hr. This includes a range from minimum wage entry level to $15.00/hr, depending on skills attained and career choice.

* The Farmworkers Career Development Program is funded by a grant from the Florida Department Education, Adult Migrant Program, WIOA, Sec. 167.

* No person in this district, shall, on the basis of race, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, religion, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benifits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in employment conditions or practices conducted by The District School Board of Collier County.

FCDP Program Office

Gerald Williams – Program Coordinator
(239) 377-9906
Williage@collierschools.com

Elida Arreguin – Intake Secretary
(239) 377-1193
ArreguEl@collierschools.com

Sylvia Nunez
– FCDP Facilitator
(239) 377-9937
nunezsl@collierschools.com

Sandra Ayala – FCDP Outreach Specialist

(239) 377-9936
ayalas@collierschools.com

Maribel Perez
– FCDP Facilitator
(239) 377-4741
(863) 612-9863
Perezm@collierschools.com

Accreditation

The Immokalee Technical College is fully accredited with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS) and with the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Requirements

1. Be a migrant or Seasonal farm worker or a dependant of one.

2. U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident

3. Meet farm work and low income guidelines.

Free to those who qualify

  • Evaluation Counseling
  • Vocational Classes
  • Books and Uniforms
  • Support Services
  • Job Placement Services
  • GED Prep and English

Quote

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." - Cesar Chavez