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Workforce Recovery Training Program

Classes start every month. Call (904) 997-2545 to find out more.

Workforce Recovery Training Program Description

CORE: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills - This course covers the basics of safety, rigging, communication, and employability skills. It also introduces both hand and power tools, construction math, and construction drawing. Completing this course provides the student with the basic skills needed to continue their education in all craft areas. This course is the prerequisite to all other NCCER Level 1 craft courses. Successful completion of this course requires passing the NCCER CORE Exam with a 70% or higher.

OSHA 30: This 30-hour General Industry course is intended to provide a variety of training to people with some safety responsibility. Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, the value of safety and health, lockout/tagout procedures, machine guarding, ergonomics, fall protection, and safety and health programs. Students must attend all 30 instructional hours to satisfy OSHA training and certification requirements. An OSHA 30 card is processed for approval after the student completes this course.

HAZWOPER 40: This training is required for workers whose jobs put them in contact with hazardous substances. Our HAZWOPER training covers everything required in 29 CFR 1910.120, such as hazardous chemicals, improving the safety of workers, and how OSHA regulations affect you. This course is ideal for workers involved in clean-up operations (both required and voluntary). It is also designated for workers in emergency response operations and those who deal with storage disposal or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste.

Job Readiness Skills training: Grant staff will provide job readiness and job search services to increase participants’ non-construction trade skills and abilities to seek and obtain employment. Job readiness and job search services may include the following:

  • Resume assistance;
  • Interview preparation;
  • Employability skills;
  • Provision of information on market demand, vacancy listings, job skills requirements for vacancy listings, and wage information;
  • Job search assistance;
  • Career counseling;
  • Individual employment plans; and
  • Referral and direct employment opportunity assistance.

Forklift Operations Training: This course introduces students to the safety hazards, general information about the safe usage of forklifts, as well as how to transfer materials from receiving, picking, and shipping. This course is a hybrid course with work to be done outside of class as well as hands on learning.


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This training is made available through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program. Launched with federal Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery funding to assist communities affected by Hurricane Irma, the Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program trains Floridians in the construction trades necessary to support disaster recovery efforts. For more information visit www.RebuildFlorida.gov.


To learn more
Phone: (904) 997-2545  or
Email: WRTGrant@fscj.edu