Farmworker-00SFSC’s Farmworker Career Development Program 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 FCDP 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 FCDP?

  • 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, eligible non-citizen or Deferred Action for childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • You have registered with Selective Service if you are a male ages 18-26.


The Farmworker Career Development program is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Florida Department of Education.

Fabiana Castro863-784-7166
Case Manager

Tara Jefferies863-784-7386
 Coordinator, Farmworker Career Development Program 

Minerva Ortiz863-784-7043
Case Manager

Jenny Grenke863-784-7155
Case Data Specialist