The Economic Services program helps individuals receiving public assistance create a plan to gain the skills and work experience they need to get a job and move up the career ladder.
Welfare Transition (WT) Program
The Florida's Welfare Transition (WT) program is designed to provide Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) recipients with training, education, support services, and skills needed to gain unsubsidized employment. Work eligible TCA recipients are referred to the WT program and are provided an assessment of their skills, work history, and employability.
Participants are engaged in work activities that will enhance their work skills via job training and work sites or additional education. These activities are designed to help program participants gain skills and obtain employment needed to increase the likelihood of self-sufficiency. Work eligible participants are required to participate in a certain number of work activity hours per week to continue to receive TCA.
Participants may receive supportive services to assist in overcoming barriers to employent such as:
- Work Experience Placement
- Referrals for Local Organizations
Transitional Services are available for families who have obtained employment and are no longer receiving TCA. Transitional Services may include assistance with childcare, transportation, and other services depending upon funding availability.
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton has a Welfare Transition Career Advisors located in Fort Walton Beach, Defuniak Springs, and Crestview to assist participants with questions or concerns.
WT/SNAP Career Advisor and DeFuniak Springs Center Manager
850-520-5990 Ext. 2205 (DFS)
WT Career Advisor
850-833-7587 Ext 2121 (FWB)
850-520-5990 Ext. 2203 (DFS)