July 18, 2018 – Fort Myers, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW), the State Fiscal Agent for Quick Response Training (QRT) grants, has secured a $300,000 grant for Herc Rentals Inc.
“This grant provides the funding necessary to train up to 150 new hires for the company,” said Dr. Robert R. Jones, vice president, economic development and external affairs, FSW. “That’s more jobs for our southwest Florida region.”
Herc Holdings Inc., which operates through its Herc Rentals Inc. subsidiary, is one of the leading equipment rental suppliers with approximately 275 locations, principally in North America. Its corporate headquarters is located in Bonita Springs, Fla. The company has approximately 4,900 employees. Herc Holdings’ 2017 total revenues were approximately $1.75 billion. This is the second QRT awarded to Herc Rentals in the last two years.
Florida SouthWestern State College is the State Fiscal Agent for Quick Response Training (QRT) grants in southwest Florida by working closely with the state of Florida Economic Development Office. FSW has been successful in securing $2.6M in QRT funds to train over 1,400 new hires since July 1, 2017. This funding not only directly benefits the companies receiving training funds, but also results in a local economic benefit through the multiplier effect. Since 2013, FSW has secured $12M in QRT funding to train over 6,800 new hires.
The QRT grant lasts for one year and is targeted on the highly customized training programs that companies need to improve the transferable skill base of new hires. These programs can be instructed by FSW faculty and consultants or by specialists from the company itself. More information is available by contacting Adrian Kerr, FSW’s Director of Corporate Training and Services, at 239-432-5233 or email: [email protected]