Export training program designed to create jobs

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A new training venture is being set up to help the Florida marine industry create more jobs at home by increasing companies’ global export business.

The Global Trade Training Pilot Program is funded by a Workforce Florida grant and coordinated by Enterprise Florida. A $457,000 Quick Response Training grant will be matched by nearly $663,000 provided by six other partners to offer export management and process training for about 630 employees of businesses targeting the international trade sector for expansion.

“It’s right in line with Workforce Florida’s mission,” said Chris Hart, president and CEO of the state’s work force policy and oversight board, in a statement. “This pilot program demonstrates our board’s commitment to helping existing Florida companies increase their chances for success in the global marketplace while bringing more jobs and investment into the state.”

In the grant proposal – submitted by Enterprise Florida on behalf of the partners – Broward, Martin and Sarasota counties describe the need to help marine businesses access international opportunities that could enhance sales potential and create jobs in Florida.

Beginning in June, the counties will provide training in export marketing, finance, compliance, and logistics tailored to Florida’s marine sector. The grant will cover such expenses as instructor fees, curriculum development and instructional materials. All training will be completed within 24 months.


3 comments on “Export training program designed to create jobs

  1. boatman11

    Great organization to work with. Have dealt with them in dealing with export possibilities. They are represented on a facebook group, the Marina Network Group as well. The more exposure the better, for everyone.

  2. Julie Balzano

    Thanks Boatman 11 for your kind remarks. I am the point person for the marine industry sector for Enterprise Florida. We are very excited about these high caliber training sessions that we will be offering to the marine industry throughout Florida.  Each session is valued at $2,000/participant but are being offered for free thanks to the grant from Workforce Florida. The sessions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. so contact me if you are interested so I can provide you with registration details.
    We also have some trade show grants that are available for international shows as well as our Florida Pavilion at the Dubai Boat Show.

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