Staff recommends approval to apply for and accept grant funding, if our application is approved from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. Fifty percent of the tuition expense will be paid by WorkForce Central Florida for five electrical workers enrolled in the Apprentice Lineman Educational Program at Lake Sumter Community College and sixty-three firefighters for the Mid-Rise Apartment Fire Program at Lake Technical.
In prior years, the City fully funded the educational expenses for electrical workers enrolled in the Apprentice Lineman Program administered by the Lake Sumter Community College. This will be the third year the City has applied and will receive grant funding.
1. Approval to apply for and accept funding, if approved, from WorkForce Central Florida, Inc.
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The City intends to send five apprentice linemen to the training program and 63 fire fighters for a total cost of $19,395.95, which is included in the fiscal year budget 2008-09. If awarded, the grant will pay 50% of the total cost of the training of $9,697.97.
Department: _Electric _______________
Prepared by: _Connie Lambert_____
Attachments: Yes__X__ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required __X____
Attorney Review : Yes___ No __X__
Reviewed by: Dept. Head __Paul Kalv
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. 041-1062-531-5450___
Project No. _415880____________
WF No. _____________________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA APPLYING FOR AND ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDING, IF APPROVED, FROM WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA INC. FOR FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TUITION EXPENSE FOR FIVE ELECTRICAL WORKERS ENROLLED IN THE APPRENTICE LINEMAN PROGRAM AT LAKE SUMTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SIXTY-THREE FIRE FIGHTERS FOR THE MID-RISE APARTMENT FIRE PROGRAM AT LAKE TECHNICAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with WorkForce Central Florida, Inc. whose address is 1097 Sand Pond Road, Suite 1009, Lake Mary, Florida 32746 for matching funds for the Electric Department’s Apprentice Lineman Education Program, not to exceed $$9,695.97
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _22nd____ day of _September________ 2008.