Workforce Grants


For more information, please contact:

Polk State Corporate College houses workforce grants that provide educational and career pathways for unemployed individuals and incumbent workers alike.

For more information on the individual grants, please follow the links below:

Miami Dade Apprenticeship Partnership in Information Technology – MAP IT Grant

The Miami Dade Apprenticeship Partnership in Information Technology (MAP IT) was developed with funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies Grant. Polk State College is partnering with Miami Dade College in this grant program, which focuses on information technology and related industries, with a specific emphasis on cybersecurity and developing apprenticeship programs within this field. Strategies include collaborating with industry partners to generate paths to industry certifications, career and technical certificates, college-credit certificates, and associate and baccalaureate degree programs focused on workforce training.

Polk Partnership for Industrial Employment

The Polk Partnership for Industrial Employment (TechHire Partnership) grant is a U.S. Department of Labor award that funds developing innovative partnerships to train low-skilled workers for jobs in high-growth industries. The primary aim of the Polk Partnership for Industrial Employment is to train inmates for jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Are you interested in employment and a career in manufacturing?

This series of employer-based training courses will earn participants the following certifications:

  • MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10
  • Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Insitute (PMMI) Mechanical I

Participants may also earn 15 credit hours towards an Associate in Science in Engineering Technology degree!

Anyone who is unemployed or underemployed, and is looking for employment opportunities.
Polk State College Clear Springs
Advanced Technology Center
310 Technology Drive
Bartow, FL 33830
Contact Garry Grafton or Justin Wilson for course schedules
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
FREE! This includes instruction, books, registration, and assessments. Students will be required to attend an orientation before classes begin and complete an academic assessment.

Garry Grafton 863.297.1010 ext. 4664
Justin Wilson 863.297.1010 ext. 4624