Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE), the regional workforce board that oversees the One-Stop centers of Flagler and Volusia counties, has announced that it will increase the amount of money that it will invest in scholarships for job seekers.

The CBE previously offered its scholarship money in a tiered system: Tier 1 offered up to $2,500 per customer; Tier 2, $4,000; and Tier 3 up to $5,000. The tier allocation was based on potential salary earnings upon completion of the training. Therefore, higher expected income carried more scholarship funds.

The new system will offer scholarships up to $7,500 for each customer seeking employment in a targeted occupation. The targeted occupations are defined as jobs within industries that have more than 10 job openings each year and earnings of more than $10.21/hour.

Review the lists
The list of targeted occupations is available at The training must be provided by an approved provider. The list of approved providers is available at

The first deadline for application for the upcoming academic year is July 20. Anyone interested in pursuing a scholarship should review the list of targeted occupations and approved training vendors to find a suitable match. Then contact the local One-Stop Employment Center for a skills assessment and further program details.

Center locations
Daytona Beach – Speedway Business Plaza, 359 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach. Phone: 386- 323-7001.

Orange City – 822-1 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Phone: 386-740-3232.

Flagler – 20 Airport Road, Suite E, Palm Coast. Phone: 386-586-5169.

The CBE is a Florida private non-profit corporation, designated as the administrative entity, planner and grant recipient of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) funds, the employment and training funds for the State of Florida Welfare Transition Program (WTP), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Region #11, consisting of Flagler and Volusia counties.


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