Encourage Your Employees to Take Advantage of Development Funds

As Valencia College employees, we have access to a variety of Total Rewards. One of the rewards is Employee Development Funds (EDF), which grants full-time employees $1,100 per fiscal year to use toward professional development. This development can range from attending conferences and workshops to taking classes at Valencia College.

With supervisor approval, full-time employees who have been employed at the College in a full-time position for a minimum of six continuous months are eligible for:

  • Tuition up to 18 credit hours per fiscal year at Valencia, if degree seeking or seeking a technical certificate; OR
  • Up to $1,100 dollars per fiscal year for eligible professional development, such as conferences, workshops, seminars and webinars; tuition reimbursement from another United States regionally accredited higher education institution; or a combination of professional development and Valencia non-degree seeking courses.

To apply for EDF, employees and supervisors should complete the Request for EDF form. For Valencia College course tuition, employees must also complete the Request for Valencia College Course Tuition form, which must be signed by their supervisor. Both forms are located in ATLAS under Valencia Forms. Please submit the forms to your ODHR Regional Solution Center for approval prior to any appropriate deadline.

To read how employees have used their EDF in the past, click here. For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

For questions, contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at HR4U@valenciacollege.edu, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748).

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