Career Counseling Information and Referral for Subminimum Wage Individuals
This information will help 14(c) employers coordinate Career Counseling Information and Referral Services (CCIR) to individuals employed at Subminimum wages. Each of the authorized Vendors listed below provides CCIR Services and may begin services upon request. The list will be updated regularly as more providers are approved, so be sure to check back often.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please prioritize the individuals who began participating in subminimum wage employment after July 22, 2016. These individuals should be included in the first group of classes.
- It is the 14(c) employer’s responsibility to schedule the courses with approved trainers from the list on this web page. Local VR offices are not involved in this process.
- VR is paying for a four-hour course. The CCIR trainer and the 14(c) employer should work together to determine when and how the course will be provided. For example: you could offer a one-hour class on four separate days in one week, or a two-hour class on two days in one week, or other appropriate ways that meet individual needs. It is the employer's responsibility to make sure all individuals who need the class are registered and participate.
- The 14(c) employer is authorized by APD/AHCA to bill for their regular services during this class time, as it is expected that there will be staff available to assist and support the CCIR Trainer’s activities.
- It is in the best interests of all involved for the employer to make space and supports available for their customers who need the training. This eliminates the complication of transportation for customers.
You can download and print the Building Careers...One Person At a Time one-page flyer as a handout for your training. It provides an overview of the VR supported employment program and services.
Building Careers...One Person At a Time Flyer (PDF)
Building Careers...One Person At a Time Flyer (RTF)
If you have any questions, visit our Career Counseling Information and Referral for Subminimum Wage Individuals Frequently Asked Questions webpage, or contact Jan Pearce at Jan.Pearce@vr.fldoe.org
Approved Career Counseling Information and Referral Trainers
Abilities, Inc. of Florida
Serving: Pinellas, Leon, Wakulla, Taylor, Jefferson, Citrus, Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter, Levy counties
Alliance Community and Employment Services, Inc.
Serving: Miami-Dade, Broward, West Palm Beach counties
Bailes Consulting Services
Bishop Grady Villas
Serving: Osceola, Orange, Seminole and Brevard counties
C. Asimota & Associates, Inc
Serving: Miami Area
Contact: Jackie King Coats
Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc
Serving: Citrus, Levy and Marion counties
Contact: Brenda Chrisman
Coastal Mental Health Partnership
Serving: Palm Beach and Broward counties, Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie
Contact: Glenn or Debbie
Community Rightful Center
Serving: Pembroke Pines and Miami Area
Contact: Roseline Louis XVI
Education & Empowerment, Inc.
Serving: Dundee and Lakeland
Contact: Kimberlee Moore
Serving: Most of Florida, contact Employu for more specific information
Contact: Keith Bourkney
Finding the Lost Sheep Inc.
Serving: Orange, Seminole, and Lake counties
Florida Person Centered Support
Serving: VR Areas 3, 5, and 6
Global Connections to Employment
Serving: Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
Health and Life Educational Enterprises, Inc.
Serving: Hendry County, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Belle Glade, and Pahokee
Health First, Inc.
Serving: Melborne and Cocoa Beach Areas
Contact: Maria Trieste
M&A Community Outreach Center, Inc.
Serving: Escambia, Walton, Santa Rosa, Walton, Bay counties
Mentoring Families and Kids, Inc.
Serving: Duval county
Next Steps Employment Services
Serving: Hernando, Desoto, Polk, Lake, Orange and Osceola counties
Open Arms Community Center
Serving: Miami-Dade county
Project Empower of North West Florida
Contact: Victor Smith
Promise Community Services of Florida, Inc.
Serving: Ocoee, Clermont, and Ft. Lauderdale
Contact: Erma Dennard
Space Coast CIL
Serving: Brevard and Indian River counties (contact for additional availability in surrounding counties)
Contact: Rosemary Miles
Successful Employment, Inc.
Serving: Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, Orange, and St. Johns counties
Contact: Amaya Albury
The ARC of Florida
Contact: Deborah Linton
The Diversity Initiative, Inc
Serving: VR Areas 3 and 4
Contact: John Pribanic
The Grow Group
Serving: VR Areas 2, 3, and 4
The Lighthouse Group Beacon of Hope
Serving: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Ft. Myers, and Lehigh Acres
Contact: Arraven Musgrove
The Southwest Florida Job Squad
United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools
Serving: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties
Victory Community Services, Inc.
Serving: Miami-Dade and Broward counties