Funding for SWFL Residents

30+ Free* Career Accelerator Programs for SWFL Residents

FGCU strives to make education more affordable for our community members who live and work in Southwest Florida. The Lee County Economic Development Office and the Economic Development Authority are funding select micro-credentials, digital badges and certifications for residents of Southwest Florida.

Benefits of FGCU's Programs

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Enhance your resume, social media profile and career readiness

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Learn on your own time with flexible, online and self-paced options

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Upskill, reskill and refine your skills for a new phase in your career

*Applies to select programs. Check your eligibility based on residency. 

Application Process

Step 1: Apply for your desired program.

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Step 2: Receive confirmation on your eligibility for grant funding.

Step 3: Complete and submit the Enrollment Agreement form, sent to you via email.

Step 4: Expect a follow-up email detailing the final steps in your enrollment process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are micro-credentials?

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  • What is a digital badge?

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  • What is a certification? 

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  • How would FGCU’s programs benefit my career?  

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  • What does it cost to earn a digital credential or certificate?  

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  • How long do these programs take to complete?   

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  • How do I register for FGCU’s programs?   

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  • How do micro-credentials differ from traditional degree programs?  

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  • What are industry specific skills?  

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  • What are Continuing Education and Skills Academy micro-credentials?  

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  • How can I add these credentials to my LinkedIn profile?  

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  • How are digital badges issued?  

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Questions about FGCU's Career Accelerator Programs? Contact the office of Innovative Education and Partnerships.  

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