Workforce Alliance appreciates educational and training organizations that wish to become a Workforce Alliance, Inc. training provider. Courses offered by approved training providers must be licensed by the Commission for Independent Education. Contact the Commission for Independent Education (CIE) regarding licensure at (850) 245-3200, or online at http://www.fldoe.org/cie/
. A fee may be charged by the CIE to become a licensed provider.
Programs offered through Workforce Alliance must provide training for one of the Targeted Occupations for the State of Florida’s Region 21 (Palm Beach County).
To request to become a Workforce Alliance, Inc. training provider, complete the following forms:
Email completed forms to Sharon Brea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also may print and send completed forms by U.S. Postal Service to:
Sharon Brea, Contracts Manager
Workforce Alliance, Inc.
1951 North Military Trail, Suite D
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Workforce Alliance will review the proposed courses and make a determination for a contract. A site visit will be conducted as part of the approval process. All training providers and each course to be offered are subject to approval by the Workforce Alliance Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets every other month
Workforce Alliance reserves the right to obtain any and all information associated with the training provider review process including, but not limited to, inspecting the training site and/or equipment, reviewing the program curriculum, contacting individuals, agencies or employers listed in an application, or contacting other sources that may have knowledge as to the applicant's performance, qualifications and/or financial solvency and additional information as required by Workforce Alliance. Courses and/or programs are approved on a campus-by-campus basis when an applicant offers programs at more than one site.
Applications will be considered for review from a training provider that meets the below criteria:
- If the training provider is an approved PELL grant school, PELL grant payments must be used first before Alliance ITA funding.
- The training provider is a public school or is licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education to provide the proposed training program. The training credential shall be issued in the name of the training provider.
- The training provider shall not subcontract the delivery of the training and shall be directly responsible for providing the training to the customer. The training provider shall submit licensure documentation to the satisfaction of Alliance issued in the name of the training provider from the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education for each course proposed in the application.
- Training is available to the general public at an established price as evidenced by a published catalog and fee schedule. The price charged to Alliance by the training provider shall not be more than that charged to the general public.
- Eligible apprenticeship programs must be registered under the National Apprenticeship Act.
- Eligible training provider must agree to participate in the Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program.
- Training must provide an occupational skills training in demand occupations per the currently approved Targeted Occupations List for Palm Beach County.
- Competency based entrance criteria is established and used.
- Training has not been modified to meet the Alliance’s needs.
- Training includes competency-based assessments.
- Completion of training will render graduates eligible for any and all certifications required for employment in the occupation for which they are trained.
- Price for tuition, books and supplies is reasonable.