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FL TRADE Grant Program

Your Fast Track to a Job In Manufacturing!

Whether you are in high school 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.

In 12 months or less you will gain new skills, be ready for industry certification, and earn college credits toward an Associate in Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing. As a member of the Florida TRADE Consortium, FSCJ provides accelerated technical training programs that will assist in finding employment as:

  • Tool and Die Technicians
  • Programmers and CAD/CAM Designers
  • CNC Machinists
  • Plant Operators
  • Master Mechanics
  • Welders
  • Fabrication Operators

You’ll get hands-on training by industry experts using the latest equipment designed to meet the needs of local business. Costs are low with financial assistance available for those who qualify. Our partnerships with local manufacturing companies provide opportunities for internships and job placement.

What's in it for me?

  • Get short-term training targeted to specific high-demand jobs
  • Enhance your resume with nationally recognized certifications
  • Increase your marketability with internship experience
  • Benefit from FREE career counseling, mentoring, and placement services

This program is funded in whole by a $15,000,000 TAACCCT grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Vistakon Logo S&S Metal & Plastics, Inc.
I want to let you know that our recently hired FSCJ student is doing a great job and is showing strong technical and leadership skills. He is now leading our newly created department safety team and 5S team.

Marvin Thomas, Optical Tooling Leader, Vistakon Management
I have been a hiring manager for more than 10 years working in three different states. By far, the candidates I have interviewed from FSCJ have been more prepared for immediate placement than any others. I consider FSCJ my primary source for any new openings I have.

Rob Moss, General Manager, S&S Metals and Plastics


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