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This Tax Bill permanently eliminates the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment; manufacturers must show an affidavit of eligibility to seller. The final bill went through many changes...Read more Several members joined the PMA Consortium to take advantage of Quick Response Training grant funds from WorkForce Florida Inc. These funds are training new and existing electrical and mechanical...Read more

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Grant Assistance

PMA Helps Members Take Advantage of Grants We've helped bring over $6 million into Polk County for worker training! The Polk Manufacturing Association has been very successful in helping our members apply for and receive state and local grant awards for skill upgrades of current workers and training of new employees. What better way to make your workforce more valuable than to keep their skills current to your needs! Workforce Development Grants Help Manufacturers Train Workers Whether with Polk State College Advanced Manufacturing Institute or another training provider, we can assist your company with the application process for EWT, QRT and IWT grants. Would you like to cut your training costs in half? The Employed Worker Training program could mean $$$ to you. Polk County companies are receiving local funding assistance for skills upgrade training for their employed workers. The Employed Worker Training (EWT) program is a locally funded resource from Polk Works that can be used to meet many industry or company-specific training needs. Career Source and Polk Works Could Reimburse Up To 50% of Your Training Costs - PMA Can Help! We want to help manufacturers become more competitive. Employees value the opportunity to acquire new skills that lead to increased productivity, positively impacting your bottom line. Workforce training grant funds are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. PMA helps our members with the application process for both local and state grants. Investing in training your employees typically results in:
  • Improved company efficiency
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Better trained employees result in increased productivity! Contact us today! Below are links that provide more information on three different workforce training grants. We work closely with Polk Works and WorkForce Florida to bring these grant funds into Polk County. Contact us for more information on what might best fit your needs.