Career Training

As you begin your career pathway for your new career, gain a competitive edge by participating in training designed to help you succeed in the workforce. Our Career Service Consultants will work with you to tailor a plan enabling you for success.


Individual Training

As a regional workforce board we have a responsibility to prepare a workforce to meet the needs of the Central Florida region and the businesses we serve.

To ensure we meet this requirement, we establish partnerships with state colleges, regional technical schools, and other post-secondary public and private institutions, to facilitate certification and credential attainment for the talented workforce in Central Florida.

Meet with your professional Career Service Consultant to discuss these options and tailor a training program that will enable you to re-enter the workforce or prepare a career sustainability pathway that meets your needs…

***Eligible applicants must meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act priority-of-service guidelines.

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing offers a life-long career path, with numerous opportunities for advancement. Over the next decade, nearly half of the manufacturing professionals in Florida are expected to retire, leading to thousands of openings for career seekers. Businesses are proactively recruiting skilled workers – those with training beyond high school, but less than a degree.

Potential Careers in Advanced Manufacturing: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator, Quality Control Inspector, Production Technician, Logistics Technician, Electronics Technician, Assembly Technician, Machinist, Welder

Through CareerSource Central Florida and Valencia College’s ongoing commitment to meet regional demand, the Advanced Manufacturing programs were developed under the direction and continued oversight of key industry leaders. Our programs remain up-to-date and in-line with innovative industry standards, to meet the expectations of regional businesses.

We offer the opportunity to expand and grow your current skillset through degrees, specialized training, and continued education.

Advanced Manufacturing Specialist Certificate (AMSC)
This required four-day foundation course is designed to introduce you to the field of advanced manufacturing. It will cover the various specializations and certifications available, as well as the different careers.

Career Pathways Upon Completing AMSC:

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Production Specialist (220-hour course, plus 100 hours of hands-on experience) This internationally – and nationally – recognized course offers a pathway to one of the most sought after positions in today’s high-tech manufacturing marketplace. You will start with the basics of CNC machining by working first with the manual machines and then progress to working with some of the most advanced computer simulation tools in order to better understand the mechanics of designing and making simple parts. You will then get hands-on training on the big CNC machines and put your knowledge to use.
Typical entry-level wages for these positions average $12 – 20 per hour.

Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) (200-hour course, plus 80 hours of hands-on experience) The American Society for Quality (ASQ) CQIA certification is nationally recognized. Quality is ingrained into every part of the manufacturing process. Students will learn about quality control and inspection methods need in today’s manufacturing environment, along with various process improvement tools. Students will be exposed to the basic concepts of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, as well as learn the use of multiple tools for measuring quality tolerances in a hands-on capacity.
Typical entry-level wages for these positions average $12 – 17 per hour.

Assembly Operator/Certified Production Technician (CPT) (200-hour course, plus 80 hours of hands-on training) This nationally-recognized certification is tested and certified by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). The education is focused around key skills needed within the manufacturing sector including: safety, quality and measurements, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness. Hands-on assembly training including wire harnessing and cabling, soldering, and practical experience with tooling and equipment is also included in this course.
Typical entry level-wages for a CPT range from $10 – 15 per hour.

Manufacturing and Construction Training

Are you ready to prepare for a career with long-term growth opportunities? CareerSource Central Florida and Seminole State College have partnered to assist career seekers enter the booming industry of construction and manufacturing – one of Central Florida’s fastest growing sectors in the construction industry.

The Construction and Manufacturing Training Program is available for students to attend at no cost. Only small fees such as books and certifications may apply. During this training program, you will earn nationally-recognized industry certificates, and experience in the construction and manufacturing industry.

Students who have successfully completed the first tier will possess an OSHA 10 Hour Card, NCCER Wallet Card, and MSSC-CPT.

Students who attend the 10-hour OSHA training will earn an OSHA 10-hour card. The 10-hour course is intended for entry-level workers. This course provides information about worker rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint and provides basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards.

The NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.

MSSC-CPT (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council-Certified Production Technician) provides certification to individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments.

The Construction and Manufacturing Training Program lasts for eight weeks, with classes offered in the morning and afternoon.

Typical entry-level wages for these positions average from $10.00 to $12.00 per hour.