South Florida State College’s Florida Farmworker Jobs and Education Program (FJEP) helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents in Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties receive technical training and develop working skills for a lucrative career.
By participating in this program, migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families can achieve economic self-sufficiency, better pay, and a stable employment future.
HOW CAN THE FJEP HELP YOU?
- Counseling to help you set your career goals
- Job skills training to learn the skills for the job you want
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to help you learn English
- Basic skills training in reading, writing, and math
- Help earning your General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency diploma
- Support services and financial aid
- Job readiness training to help you find, apply for, and keep a good job
HOW CAN YOU QUALIFY FOR THE FJEP?
- You or your parents have performed migrant or seasonal farm work within the past 24 months.
- You, your parents, or your spouse have received at least 50 percent of your total earned income from farm work within the past 24 months.
These requirements apply to all participants:
- You receive public assistance or meet certain income eligibility requirements.
- You are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
- You have registered with Selective Service if you are a male ages 18-26.