CareerSource Southwest Florida is soliciting input for the July 2020 – June 2021 Regional Targeted Occupations List (RTOL) for Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) 24 (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties). The RTOL is used to determine which occupations are eligible for training reimbursement with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other workforce funds. Training reimbursements are issued by Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board through our CareerSource Southwest Florida centers to authorized training providers for post-secondary occupational training, associate degree education and bachelor degree education which link to the RTOL.
The process allows for the addition of occupations several times each year. However, this particular solicitation is for the new program year and the RTOL contains revisions reflecting changes in the labor market. Requests received by August 14, 2020 will be processed for submission at the September 9, 2020 meetings. For more information and to assist you in providing your input, we have provided links to the following documents on our website under Public Notice.
Please note, I’ve added the following to the Instructions and the Sample Letter: Regarding business disruptions caused by the pandemic: When providing your number of current positions above, please use numbers from January, February, etc. reflecting your numbers of employees in this occupation prior to pandemic-related layoffs. For projected numbers, show anticipated new hires/openings, rather than re-hires of those laid off.
If there are any questions or additional information is needed, please feel free to contact Mary Anne Zurn at (239) 225-2500 or email@example.com
Mary Anne Zurn, Planning & Grants Division Director
CareerSource Southwest Florida
6800 Shoppes at Plantation Drive, Suite 170
Fort Myers, FL 33912
239-225-2500, ext. 5229