The Farm Worker Jobs and Education Program is funded through various sources, mainly the State of Florida’s Department of Education, Workforce Investment Act, Section 167.

The purpose of the Farm Worker Jobs and Education Program is to assist migrant and seasonal farm workers that want to leave agriculture, or stabilize farmworkers who choose to stay in farmwork. The goal is to improve the lifestyle for migrant and seasonal farmworkers requesting assistance.

The program assesses the needs of each individual and can provide various assistance such as: funding for technical training, job-related workshops, evaluation and testing, ESOL, Spanish and English GED assistance, job placement, counseling, and referrals. Currently, the program serves eligible migrant/seasonal farmworkers age 14 through adult.

Since the Farm Worker Jobs and Education Program is also a partner with Polk Works, through legislative measures, it maintains an open door policy to serve anyone in Core Services (i.e. information and referral).

Eligibility Requirements for Migrant and Seasonal Farm workers are:

  • Citizen or National of the United States
  • Must have been a disadvantaged seasonal or migrant Farm Worker during any 12-month period within the most recent 24-month period prior to application, or the spouse of or the dependant of the above.
  • Meet earned income eligibility requirements and at least 50% total work time in farm work or 25 days in qualifying farm work or at least $800 in qualifying farm work.
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License (Picture ID)
  • Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act enforced

Location:

300 E Bridgers Ave
Auburndale, FL 33823
PH: (863) 968-5658
FAX: (863) 968-5660
Hours: 8:00A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
View Staff members here.