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How Does Workforce Education and Training Impact Your Business?
Monday, November 20, 2023 by Haines City Staff

As a business owner, you rely on the knowledge and skills of your employees. It's this knowledge and skill that helps stimulate business growth, spark new ideas, increase productivity and efficiency, and more. But how exactly does your workforce's education and training actually impact the overall success of your business? Here, we'll dive into why workforce development is so key to your company's performance.

Competency and Skill

When you hire someone, you want to feel confident that they're capable of performing their job correctly. Training provides your workforce with a greater understanding of their role and your company's processes and procedures. Ongoing training also has its benefits, helping to boost your employees' productivity, performance, and profitability. According to Lorman Education Services, up to 74% of workers are willing to learn new skills or re-train to stay working at their current company.

Stay in Compliance

When you provide initial training and career development for your employees, you can rest assured that your company is staying in compliance with local, statewide, and federal codes and policies. This is especially important if your business is part of a regulated industry, such as asset management or healthcare. An educated workforce can help you avoid lawsuits as well as detrimental errors that could put a stain on your brand.

Keep Up with Best Practices

Business growth and changes to operations can leave your workforce feeling unsure of themselves as they operate with new services or products. Ongoing training for employees can help keep your workforce operating efficiently with these new changes and can also keep your business up-to-date with the industry as new market trends may cause your organization to shift gears.

Get Connected to Training with the Haines City EDC

If you are a business in Haines City, Florida or you are getting ready to move to the area, you can provide your workforce with new or ongoing training through our partnership with CareerSource Polk.  You can build a skilled and competent workforce through their job training programs, which include the Employed Worker Training (EWT) Grant program, the Veterans Florida Business Training Grant program, the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program, and the Quick Response Training program.

In addition, the Haines City Small Business Development Center, Haines City Accelerator, is open and ready to assist idea-stage, startup, and small business owners. Special programs, classes, and business coaching are available. 

By connecting with CareerSource Polk and Employ Florida Marketplace, you will find great candidates for your open positions. Having an educated and thoroughly trained workforce can do wonders for business growth. If your company is new to operating in Haines City and you are looking to boost your workforce, the Haines City Economic Development Council can help. Contact us today for more information about local job training programs and other incentives.


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