Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

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Together we can determine if training is right for you.

We understand that what everyone wants eventually is a great job with potential for the future. With the economy here in Northeast Florida heating up, most people can find their next great job with the skills and experience they already have.

In some cases, they may need help understanding the market or connecting with employers. Please visit the CareerSource NEFL career center that is most convenient to you.  You can find a list of our locations here.

Ask to speak to a career coach who can help you understand what career path might be the best route to your success.

Training may be a part of your plan; as we work together, we can figure that out.

If you qualify for training, the Learn, Return & Earn workforce training program connects you to industry-recognized certifications, which lead to employment in high-demand occupations and industries. See our training partner list here.

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You may qualify for a training scholarship if:

  • You have been laid off from your job or have received notice that your job will be eliminated.
  • You qualify based on income (including if you have been laid off and have taken a short-term or part-time job.)
  • You commit to a structured plan for career transition, working with one of our career coaches to decide whether training is the right step for you.

We fund scholarships after determining that applicants are eligible and suitable for training. We do a comprehensive assessment process to make sure you will succeed in your course of study.

2019 - 2020 Regional Demand Occupations List is developed as a tool to help the regional workforce organization understand the needs of the local business community. The RTOL is reviewed and adjusted annually and helps us prioritize training funding and allocate resources based on demand for high growth and emerging occupations. The list is developed by using available labor market data as a starting point. Then CareerSource asks for input from education partners, businesses, and industry associations about which occupations might need to be added or taken off the list. A significant local event, such as the announcement of a new large employer or layoffs by a major employer, may also prompt a review of the list and adjustments.

Here is the list of occupations approved for training. 2019 - 2020 Regional Demand Occupations List

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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