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In October 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $5 Million grant to Florida State College of Jacksonville. The Florida Apprenticeship Grant, led by FSCJ, in partnership with St. Petersburg College and Broward College, works with businesses and other partners to enhance workers’ job skills and to close the employment gap specifically faced by Manufacturing, Information Technology, Healthcare and Construction/Trades industries across Florida. The Grant promotes growth and expansion of quality, sustainable and innovative apprenticeship programs.

A total of 1,000 new apprentices will be served through this five year grant program. With special efforts focused on veterans, their eligible spouses, minorities and females.

Below is a list of challenges a company may experience.  Which challenges apply to your company?

  • A gap between the skills of potential (or current) employees and the skills necessary to perform in an occupation 
  • Lack of available talent to transition to higher level positions in the company
  • High employee turnover rates
  • Loss of company knowledge and experience due to retirements
  • Lack of a consistent approach for hiring a skilled workforce

If your company is experiencing one or more of the above-listed challenges, your company would benefit from a Registered Apprenticeship Program.


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