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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► 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.
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.
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.
Education programs may last from several weeks to 2 years.
This program prepares students for employment based on their own basic skills and assessment results.
A certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the program’s competencies and satisfy basic skill requirements in accordance with state guidelines.
The average salary of all placed participants exceeds $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.
Gerald Williams – Program Coordinator
Elida Arreguin – Intake Secretary
Sandra Ayala – FCDP Outreach Specialist
Maribel Perez – FCDP Facilitator
1. Be a migrant or seasonal farm worker or a dependent of one.
2. U.S. citizen or legal resident
3. Meet farm work and low income guidelines.
- Evaluation Counseling
- Vocational Classes
- Books and Uniforms
- Support Services
- Job Placement Services
- GED Prep and English
"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