SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – This fall, Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will open the doors to its fifth location now in Bonita Springs. FSW’s Corporate Training Center, located in the Riverview Corporate Center on US 41 and just north of Bonita Beach Road, will provide a centralized location for FSW’s corporate training initiative, the Florida Flex grant, and will be the focal point for FSW’s customized business training programs.
Established through a partnership with and administered by FSW, the Florida Flex grant serves private businesses and employee expansion by incentivizing the creation of new, high wage jobs. With a majority of businesses the grant serves being located within 20-30 miles of Bonita Springs, the new location will provide easy access to meeting space in a corporate setting. Presently, FSW partnerships span the region with nearby Hertz and HERC, Arthrex to the south, and Cheney Brothers in the north. FSW is the largest facilitator of the Florida Flex Program and has provided training funds to local businesses in excess of $13 million for over 7,000 new employees.
“There has been a growing need in the business community to more easily engage with the college,” said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president, FSW. “This new initiative brings us closer to businesses and enhances our ability to respond to our business community’s needs.”
“We are thrilled to welcome FSW to the Bonita Springs community,” said Tiffany Esposito, president, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. “While we have benefited from a regional partnership with FSW for many years, this new, central location will give the business community access to unique education and training opportunities. The corporate training center adds to the economic development incentives we offer in the region and will allow us to continue to grow and strengthen the business community throughout Southwest Florida.”
The office suite will also serve as a hub for the FSW Economic Development and External Affairs office which includes FSW’s Communications and Public Information, Government Affairs, and Corporate Training departments. Along with six offices, the suite will also have a conference room space for meetings with businesses, faculty and staff. Renovations to the space are underway and expected to be completed in mid-November.
For more information on the FSW Corporate Training Center, located at 27400 Riverview Center Blvd., Bldg #8, Suite 200, Bonita Springs, contact Dr. Robert R. Jones, vice president for Economic Development and External Affairs, at Robert.Jones@fsw.edu or 239-732-3720.