City of Hollywood Offers Work Skills Training Scholarship Program

May 27, 2021

The free 12-week courses will be offered on Saturdays to provide in-depth vocational training to prepare participants for entry-level positions.

Work Skills Training Scholarships are available to eligible Hollywood residents interested in learning more about the construction industry, and warehouse and logistics operations. The free 12-week courses will be offered on Saturdays to provide in-depth vocational training to prepare participants for entry-level positions in the selected career path.  Two Saturday courses will be offered from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., from July 10 through September 25: 1) Construction Operations and 2) Warehouse & Logistics.

The work skills program is a partnership between the City and OIC of South Florida to enable residents to gain new skills to assist in obtaining employment and apprenticeship opportunities. OIC of South Florida is a leader in providing quality self-help skills and employment opportunities for under resourced and underemployed individuals. The goal of OIC is to assist individuals with becoming self-sufficient and productive members of society. Funding for the City’s Work Skills Scholarship Program is provided by an Inter-local Agreement (ILA) between Broward County, the City of Hollywood, and the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.

This City’s mission is to make Hollywood a secure, clean and desirable place to live, learn, work, invest and play by providing a continually improving wide range of City services; to encourage a community that retains and promotes employment opportunities, economic growth and improved quality of life, where people of diverse cultural backgrounds and incomes peacefully interrelate and achieve success.  Hollywood recognizes that there is a need to embrace traditional and non-traditional job readiness training programs as a method to generate the talent necessary to fuel employment. The City is committed to reducing unemployment and assuring that training and education opportunities are made available to residents in low and moderate income (LMI) areas.  The program consists of 1) Work Skills Training Programs and associated costs; and 2) Licenses, certifications, and/or jobs skills training that aid in career advancement.

Persons residing within the City's Low to Moderate Income (LMI) neighborhoods may participate in this Program. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the City's Economic Development website www.choosehollywoodfl.com for more information.

Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 30th 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Boulevard Heights Community Center Amphitheater at 6770 Garfield Street. Featuring a musical performance by the Silver Wings Band Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided to the first 150 attendees. Please bring a chair or blanket for lawn seating. Single-use plastics are prohibited at this City facility, so please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.

For additional information on the event, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Special Events team at 954.921.3404.