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

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

L.E.E. - Learn to Earn

The award-winning L.E.E. Program offers a free, 7-month Medical Office Skills job training program that covers subjects including:

  • Medical and Dental Terminology
  • Microsoft Office Computer Applications
  • Medical Front Office Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Billing & Coding
  • Electronic Medical Records

Also included is one year of case management with a L.E.E. Program Coordinator, resume writing and interview skills training, as well as additional training necessary to prepare for entry into a medical front office career. The primary goal of the program is for participants to begin a search for full-time medical office employment prior to graduation.

The L.E.E. Program is designed to rapidly produce a substantial increase in work earnings for low-income working individuals by teaching the skills needed to work at the front desk of a doctor's office, a medical facility, or in medical records.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Lee County resident
  • Age 18 or older
  • Low-income working household
  • Provide proof of earned income
  • Provide proof of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check for medical employment
  • Pass a basic entrance exam
  • Willing to search for and accept full time employment in the Medical Office field prior to graduation
  • Willing to work closely with a Case Manager for one year

Eligible Participants Receive:

  • Paid tuition
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • May receive assistance with childcare during class and other support services

Class Schedule:

Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Fort Myers.


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.


We are no longer accepting applications.  All application slots have been filled.  Please check back to this website for an announcement for the next L.E.E. Program Information Session.