Job-Training, Workforce Development and Certification Financial Assistance Pilot Program

Dania Beach Marine Industry Job-Training & Career Development Program

With the unemployment rate in Broward County climbing above the national average due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the City of Dania Beach proposes a Job-Training, Workforce Development and Certification Financial Assistance Program to encourage adolescents, recent high school graduates, residents involved with the marine industry, and more importantly individuals recently unemployed due to the Coronavirus to re-enter the workforce and obtain higher salaries.

The City’s Fiscal Year 2021 adopted budget includes a Pilot Program for individuals specifically seeking employment within the marine industry. 
The City of Dania Beach has developed partnerships with Educational, Career Development and Job-Training Institutions to implement this program. 

The City is a major player in South Florida’s academic, marine, and tourism industries.

  • AMO -American Maritime Officers Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research Center
  • SeaTech-FAU’s Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering
  • Derecktor Shipyards
  • City’s 120 Slip Marina
  • Dania Beach Pier
  • Boating & Fishing
Technical Certifications Include:
  • Marine Electrician (TC1)
  • Marine Propulsion (TC2)
  • Marine Technology (TC3)
  • Marine Systems (TC4)
The City will facilitate financial assistance with:
  • Transportation
  • Child-Care & Elderly Care Services
  • Adolescent Tutoring Programs
  • Rental and Utility Assistance
  • Certification and Exam Fees
  • Job-Training Employer Wage Reimbursement
  • Required Educational Books and Supplies
  • Required Apprenticeship Tools
  • Tuition/Loan default at other Educational Institutions**
The City has partnered with CareerSource Broward and Broward College to establish the Job-Training, Workforce Development and Certification Financial Assistance Pilot Program.Partnership Role:
  • Financial assistance breakdown (OJT, scholarship program, paid internships).
  • Referrals from CSBD to the City of Dania Beach for other support services.
  • Promoting the MIASF registered apprenticeship program among Dania Beach residents and employers.
Dania Beach residents interested in the CareerSource Broward Scholarship program, can visit getcash4school.com
Dania Beach residents interested in the Marine Apprenticeship program can email Jon Lowell or call 954-524-2733.

If this Pilot Program is successful, the City could expand this Financial Assistance Program to other areas where skilled employees are needed. It is our duty to ensure that these types of programs benefit our residents, businesses within the marine and transportation industries in our community, and ultimately the City of Dania Beach.


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Job-Training, Workforce Development and Certification Financial Assistance Pilot Program Documents