HBOTT: Job Seekers Eligibility

Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration designed to allow employers to hire, train and retain qualified program eligible employees in full and part-time permanent positions. The program is intended to raise the technical skill levels of local workers so they can obtain or upgrade employment.

Alachua and Bradford County information technology, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and biotechnology employers are looking to hire and provide occupational and technical on-the-job (OJT) training in a specialized workplace. The HBOTT program provides education, customized training, and job placement assistance. Employees are hired and earn wages from employers during the OJT period, which may be up to six months, depending on the level of skills needed and the duration of the training program. Employers are expected to retain the employee upon successful completion of their OJT training period.

Some of the occupations available for On-the-Job training are:

  • Web Designers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Hardware and Software Designers
  • Technical Writers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Biological Scientists
  • Biological Technicians
  • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Engineers
  • Marketing Specialists
  • and many more highly skilled professions!

Who is eligible for HBOTT?

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, have an associate or bachelor degree, or a high school diploma with work history in a professional capacity with skill levels commensurate with a four-year degree and be:

  • a U.S. citizen or be legally authorized to work in the United States;
  • Long-Term Unemployed at the time of program registration.*

*To be considered Long-Term Unemployed, a participant must meet the following conditions at the time of application:

  • A. An individual is without a job for 27 weeks or more and wants and is available to work and is able to provide documentation of Reemployment Assistance eligibility
  • OR

  • B.  Lost their job during the recent recession (commencing 2008 forward), and have exhausted unemployment benefits
  • OR

  • C.  Has not yet reconnected with a job that provides comparable responsibility and pay (underemployment)
  • OR

  • D.  Is working a part-time when they want a full-time job, or who have become discouraged and have stopped looking for a job.

How do I apply?
Click here to download an HBOTT application.

How do I get additional information about HBOTT?
Please contact an HBOTT Career Developer at 352.244.5151 or 352.244.5117.

This program is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.