March 2022

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Miami-Dade County Partners with Google
and CareerSource South Florida to offer
Google Career Certificate Scholarships
On March 9, 2022 Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and District 7 Commissioner Raquel Regalado joined representatives from Google, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development, CareerSource South Florida, and the Miami-Dade Public Library System at the Main Library in downtown Miami to announce that Google is providing Google Career Certificate Scholarships to local residents for digital skills training. The company will offer an initial 500 scholarships to job seekers with barriers and public housing residents to take one of the Google Career Certificates, which equip people with job-ready skills in Data Analytics, IT Support, Project Management, and UX Design within 3-6 months—with no degree or experience required. Additionally, the Miami-Dade Public Library System is providing 2,000 Chromebooks for check out in your local library.  

“My administration is committed to building a Miami-Dade that works for everyone,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “By connecting residents to their local libraries, reliable technology, and to critical job training in partnership with Google and CareerSource, we are building pathways to prosperity for residents in every corner of our County.” 

“Technology has transformed the types of skills needed for a successful career and Google Cloud is committed to helping people develop the capabilities they need to seize new opportunities,” said Brent Mitchell, Managing Director of State and Local Government, Google Cloud. “We’re honored to contribute to this important partnership and excited to show communities across the country what we’ll all achieve together in Miami-Dade County.” 

Through the scholarship offering, Miami-Dade County aims to equip public housing residents with skills that can lead to higher-paying jobs. “While Miami-Dade County is undertaking a transformative comprehensive redevelopment of our properties, we cannot forget that beyond brick-and-mortar improvements, our ultimate responsibility is to improve the lives of our residents. It is our pleasure to partner with Google and Career Source to bring real world training and education that will equip our residents with the skills needed to fill good paying jobs,” said Michael Liu, Executive Director, Public Housing and Community Development. “We thank Commissioner Raquel Regalado for her leadership in sponsoring this resolution and Mayor Daniella Levine Cava ensuring that public housing residents have access to the tools that can create greater economic and personal opportunities.”  

“Education and skill building are the solutions for our communities to make their own success,” said Commissioner Raquel Regalado. “Those tools, once earned, can never be taken away. I’m thrilled that Google is stepping up to help us offer an achievement path to our residents who want to grow their own prosperity.” 

Residents who do not have access to the internet at home or to a computer or mobile device can access the Google Career Certificate program by checking out a Chromebook with built-in internet from their nearest Miami-Dade Public Library System branch with their library card. The program can also be accessed by visiting one of CareerSource South Florida's 11 Full Service Career Centers and 3 Tech Hire Centers. CareerSource South Florida assists employers and job seekers with employment services for adults, youth, dislocated workers, individuals transitioning from welfare to work, and refugees.  

“The CareerSource South Florida investment in the Google Career Certificate Scholarship program is an investment in our workforce,” said Rick Beasley, Executive Director of CareerSource South Florida. “Our goal is to prepare individuals who may have faced barriers in the past to compete in today’s job market. The Professional and Business Services industry gained the most jobs in the region over the year according to a recent labor market report. A specialized Career Certificate will prepare jobseekers for these high demand employment opportunities.” 

The Google Career Certificates were developed by Google employees to support skilling in high-demand fields, and are available with Spanish language support. There are currently 1.3M open jobs across the U.S. in the Google Career Certificate fields. Seventy-five percent of program graduates report a positive career impact--such as a new job, higher pay, or promotion--within 6 months of completion. 

To apply for a Google Career Certificate Scholarship today, please complete this Google Form.

CareerSource South Florida Expands its Roster of Apprenticeship Programs
in the Tech Industry
CareerSource South Florida recently approved three new training providers; Learning Alliance Corporation, Bee2Bee Network and Argos-Applied Intelligence (AI) to offer apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs that prepare job seekers for a career in IT.  

The Learning Alliance Corporation has several new apprenticeship programs providing specialized training for employment as a Computer Support Specialist, Telecommunications Technician, Cyber Security Support Technician, Database Technician, Digital Marketer or Multimedia Producer. New to the CSSF list of approved training providers is Bee2Bee Network, Inc. This apprenticeship program helps future software developers gain the valuable skills and on-the-job training they need to start their career off at an advanced level. The Argos-AI Pre-Apprenticeship Program introduces you to the world of Cybersecurity.

Pre-apprenticeship programs provide an avenue for both adults and youth who are at least 16 years old to become qualified to enter registered apprenticeship programs. Registered apprenticeship programs enable employers to develop and apply industry standards to training programs that can increase productivity and improve the quality of the workforce. 

Participants will earn a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship upon completion of each program. Visit one of CareerSource South Florida's 11 Full Service Career Centers to find out more about this exciting opportunity to begin a new career in Tech.

CSSF is Committed to Improving Services and Linkages between the
Local Workforce Investment System and Employers
With the onset of COVID-19, local businesses faced immense challenges and turned not only to CareerSource South Florida but in large numbers to local chambers, colleges and service organization for assistance and guidance. As a result, CSSF works with these community partners to provide technical assistance which is in line with CSSF’s mandate to improve services and linkages between the local workforce investment system and employers in the local area.
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CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. CareerSource South Florida provides high quality, customized employment and training solutions to workers and employers in support of economic development. Services are available to everyone at no cost through a network of centers located throughout the region. For more information on CareerSource South Florida, including valuable resources for businesses and job seekers, please visit or call 305-594-7615.
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