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Florida State Quick Response Training (QRT) Grant

IATA selected as primary training provider

For the second year in a row, CareerSource Florida, a statewide workforce investment board, has selected ITDI to deliver subsidized air cargo training programs in the state of Florida. ITDI will work in partnership with IATA’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cargo Network Services (CNS) and Broward College.

Under this $500,000 Quick Response Training (QRT) grant, through December 31, 2015, the cost of training will be fully covered by the State of Florida. Any for-profit, Florida-based air cargo company can send their full-time staff to IATA-certified cargo courses at no cost to them!

CNS and ITDI were selected as QRT’s primary providers because of CNS’s cargo expertise, its long-standing relationship with U.S. cargo stakeholders, and IATA’s strong reputation for aviation-related training. As part of this initiative, CNS and ITDI will be offering more than 25 courses tailored to the air cargo sector. Examples include:

  • Management and leadership training
  • Technical skills
  • Documentation requirements
  • Warehouse operations
  • Cargo security
  • Specialty cargo handling
  • Sales, marketing and business development

Courses will take place at the IATA Training Center in Miami, but Florida-based companies who would like to train 10 or more employees on the same subject may opt for on-site training where course content can be customized to meet individual company requirements.

Under the QRT grant last year, CNS and ITDI successfully trained over 600 air cargo employees from 57 Florida-based companies. We hope to train 500 more in 2015. This program has allowed CNS and ITDI to support the local cargo community in Florida with the insight and tools necessary to meet today’s challenges. As a result, air cargo companies can deliver higher profits, avoid risks, anticipate trends, invest in innovation and thrive in a competitive business environment.

“Well trained, knowledgeable and talented people are the cornerstone of our business. To thrive, airline managements and individual airline professionals must make the right decisions continuously to build and reinforce relevant skills and knowledge.” Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, IATA.

How to request training

For more information on the QRT grant and to determine whether your company qualifies, please contact:

Rocio Vegas, Cargo Network Services


Theresa Light, IATA Training and Development Institute

About CareerSource Florida: A statewide workforce investment board that provides policy oversight and designs strategies to address critical workforce needs. The board consists of business, education and government leaders appointed largely by the Governor of Florida. Two members each are appointed by the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.

About Quick Response Training: QRT reimburses businesses for training. Through this employer-driven program, Florida is able to effectively retain and attract businesses, creating new high-quality jobs. The program is aimed at strengthening and advancing Florida’s international trade and export industries by boosting productivity and competitiveness in the market place.

About Cargo Network Services: CNS, incorporated in 1985 as a subsidiary of IATA, is dedicated to the entire air logistics chain and provides business solutions that meet the requirements of the air cargo industry in the USA.

About Broward College: Since it first opened its doors in 1960, Broward College has firmly stood by its mission to provide high-quality education that is affordable and accessible to all. Broward is the school of choice for students seeking degrees or certificates to succeed in the workplace. The college has hundreds of career and technical programs, from Associate’s degrees to Bachelor’s degrees to advanced certification.


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