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‚ÄčAmerica's Promise Grant

Questions about America’s Promise Grant?


Contacts:

Michael Collins, Grant Manager
Sara Wollitz, Case Manager

 FSCJ Advanced Technology Center Room T-114
401 W State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 598-5699 or americaspromise@fscj.edu

NORTHEAST FLORIDA AMERICA’S PROMISE GRANT PROGRAM: YOUR FAST TRACK TO A JOB IN MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION & WELDING

Whether you are looking forward to your first job, a veteran ready to return to the civilian workforce, unemployed, or in need of targeted training for your current job - the Advanced Manufacturing Training Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville can put you on the fast track to a job in manufacturing.

Training and certification can be completed in several weeks, like OSHA 30-Hour or Hazwoper 40-Hour, while other programs can be completed in 12 months so  you can gain new skills, be ready for industry certification, and earn college credits toward an Associate in Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing or Industrial Management. FSCJ provides accelerated, hands-on, high-tech training programs that will assist in finding paid internships and entry-level employment as a: 

  •     Machinist
  •     Welder
  •     Maintenance Technician
  •     Mechanical Technician
  •     HVAC Helper
  •     Electrical Helper
  •    PLCs and Robotics Technician 

You’ll get hands-on training by industry experts using the latest equipment designed to meet the needs of local business. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  

Our partnerships with local manufacturing companies provide opportunities for internships and job placement.

Certifications List:

  • Machinist
  • MSSC - CPT
  • Welding AWS Level 1
  • OSHA 30-Hour
  • Mechatronics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • HAZWOPER 40-Hour
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Engineering Technology Specialist
  • Pneumatics, Hydraulics & Motors
  • HVAC Helper
  • Electrical Helper

How to Apply

Complete the America’s Promise Grant Participant Application.

You can also download a copy of the application instructions here.

Each applicant must provide the following intake documents:

  •  Copy of Birth Certificate
  •  Copy of FL Driver's License
  •  Copy of Social Security Card
  •  Copy of Recent Paystub (if currently employed)
  •  Copy of DD-214 (Veterans)

 FSCJ also requires each student to register with Employ Florida.