Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT)

HEALTHCARE AND BIOSCIENCE OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING (HBOT) PROGRAM
Alachua and Bradford County healthcare and bioscience employers have the opportunity to apply for On-the-Job (OJT) training funds to train new workers in specialized workplace training.  OJT training assists employers with the challenge of hiring and training employees for positions that require specialized skills.  Employers will be reimbursed a portion of the employee’s wage rate, based on company size, while the employee is engaged in workplace training activities.
The HBOT OJT program is designed to allow employers to hire, train, and retain program eligible qualified employees in permanent jobs. To participate in this program employers must complete a wage reimbursement application and submit it to FloridaWorks. Successful employers will receive a wage reimbursement award and contract agreement.
Read the HBOT Program Overview and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information on the employer application process, reimbursement possibilities and employer reporting requirements.
Employers have several options for applying for the HBOT wage reimbursement program.  Employers can use our online document storage database or can complete the  paper-based application for submission.  Instructions and guidance on completing the application are available.
FloridaWorks staff is ready to assist employers, assess applicants and refer the best-qualified candidates to meet the employers’ specifications for OJT positions. Reimbursement of the agreed upon designated percentage of trainee’s wages is a streamlined, simple monthly reporting process for the successful employer.
If your company is interested in participating in the HBOT On-the-Job Training program please complete the Employer Intent to Participate survey.
Need Assistance? Contact
FloridaWorks Business Services
Kim Tesch-Vaught
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Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
or
Lena Hadley
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Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eligible employers:  Private for-profit and private non-profit organizations are eligible for this program. Public agencies and temporary employment placement agencies are not eligible for this program.Alachua and Bradford County healthcare and bioscience employers have the opportunity to apply for On-the-Job (OJT) training funds to train new workers in specialized workplace training.  OJT training assists employers with the challenge of hiring and training employees for positions that require specialized skills.  Employers will be reimbursed a portion of the employee’s wage rate, based on company size, while the employee is engaged in workplace training activities.  

The Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT) program is a grant-funded program designed to allow employers to hire, train, and retain qualified program eligible employees in permanent positions. To participate in this program employers must complete a wage reimbursement application and submit it to FloridaWorks. Successful employers will receive a wage reimbursement award and contract agreement. Private for-profit and private non-profit organizations are eligible to participate in this program. Public agencies and temporary employment placement agencies are not eligible for this program.

The next deadline for employer HBOTT applications is March 14, 2014. 


FloridaWorks staff is ready to assist employers, assess applicants and refer the best-qualified candidates to meet the employers’ specifications for OJT positions. Reimbursement of the agreed upon designated percentage of trainee’s wages is a streamlined, simple monthly reporting process for the successful employer.

If you would like assistance or have questions, in Alachua County contact:

Ian Fletcher
(352) 334-7105 ext: 304
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
 

For assistance or questions in Bradford County, contact:

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(904) 964-5278
Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

This program is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.