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The Lee Education & Employment (L.E.E.) Program


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The L.E.E. Program was honored in May, 2002, with a Public Service Excellence Award bestowed by the Public Employees Roundtable in Washington, D.C.  Karen Hawes, Human Services Director, Robert Janes, Chairman of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, and Stephanie Kopelousos, Florida Department of Community Affairs, accepted the award at the Breakfast of Champions in the Cannon Office Building.

The L.E.E Program is designed to rapidly produce a substantial increase in income for low-income working families and provide them a career path with upward mobility.

The L.E.E. Program currently offers a free, short-term Medical Office Skills Program that covers medical terminology, career development, customer service, basic billing & coding, computer skills, medical office skills, and assistance with resumes and job placement.

Participants receive paid tuition, books, supplies, and may receive assistance with childcare, transportation, and other support services. 

Classes are taught at Fort Myers Institute of Technology. Each class is a 7-month course, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.