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Register to take the Florida Ready-to-Work Assessment test by emailing Jill Flansburg or calling 727-791-2508.
To enroll in our programs, you need to:
The free Florida Ready-to-Work Assessment determines if you have the skills to be successful in certain work environments. The assessment includes 3 sections:
Each section of the assessment is scored as Gold, Silver or Bronze. If you don't score at least a Silver in each area, to qualify for the Florida TRADE programs, we offer many free programs to get you up to speed.
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Are you looking for skilled workers who can master your specialized processes? Want to offer internships to local students and potential employees? Let Florida TRADE increase you company's value. We can help you:
Contact Jill Flansburg at 727-791-2508.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for students. They will not only learn their specific job but how their job impacts the organization. The college has moved at an astounding pace to make this happen."
Eric Higgs, CEO of LumaStream
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SPC joins 11 other Florida state and community colleges in the Florida TRADE Consortium, a group tasked with improving advanced manufacturing education leading to high-wage, high-demand jobs in today’s technology-driven manufacturing market. The group has been awarded a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop and implement technical training programs and services for:
St. Petersburg College (SPC) joins Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and Broward College in receiving a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will increase apprenticeships and help close the workforce skills gaps in the information technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and construction and trades industries in Florida. Read more.
The Florida TRADE Consortium and the Manufacturing Association of Florida (MAF) Center for Excellence have joined to promote opportunities for women in manufacturing. The Manufacturing Experience: A Woman’s Perspective will be held on June 4, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. Read more.
Florida’s state colleges, manufacturers and regional workforce boards are teaming up to connect Floridians with great careers in advanced manufacturing. The Florida Manufacturing Career Fair on April 22 will be held at multiple venues across the state and will give Floridians the opportunity to meet with local manufacturers. Read more.
The Florida TRADE Consortium, a coalition of 13 state and community colleges across Florida, is launching a statewide campaign to place 1,000 Florida TRADE students into jobs in advanced manufacturing by April 1, 2016. Read more.
More than 80 representatives from local manufacturing industry and organizations attended the Legislative Manufacturing Summit on the Clearwater Campus Feb. 25. The event, sponsored by Synovus Bank, was hosted by Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) and Rep. Kathleen Peters (R-St. Petersburg). Read more.
St. Petersburg College joins the Florida Department of Education in celebrating Florida Career and Technical Education Month. In honor of the observance, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation that highlights career and technical education opportunities throughout the state. Read more.
Skills gaps in two of the primary industries in the Tampa Bay region are presenting opportunities for area students. Since 2012, two separate studies have identified a dearth of skilled employees in the manufacturing and information technology fields. Read more.
The unique partnership between St. Petersburg College and LumaStream is drawing international interest. On Nov. 21, a group of five distinguished guests representing Ukraine’s government, business, academia, media, arts and non-governmental organizations toured the local LED lighting manufacturer’s plant in Midtown. Read more.
To help boost the local skilled workforce in supply chain management, SPC will begin offering entry and mid-level certifications in January 2015. The training is being offered through a $1.5 million federal grant received last year. Read more.
We created our programs to build on one another, so you can take one course and go straight to work, or continue towards a paid internship and greater marketability. See what pathway might work for you.
120 contact hours/6 weeks
This course gives you entry-level manufacturing training including employability skills, safety and maintenance awareness, production techniques, manufacturing processes and quality assurance. Once you complete it, you can take the exam through the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) to become a Certified Production Technician.
This course is held four hours a day five days a week. The credits also transfer to SPC’s A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.
240 contact hours/12 weeks
Learn the basic set up, operation and programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Prepares you to take the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certification examination. Pre-requisites are Manufacturing Essentials or industry work experience.
30 contact hours/one week
This online course covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance, safety standards, code enforcement, workplace hazards, hazard analysis and prevention, accident reporting, ergonomics, product safety, Workers’ Compensation and stress on the job.
This lab experience introduces the interfacing of mechanical and electrical systems. The course focuses on embedded controllers and their programming, power and interfacing electronics, actuators, sensors, and integration of these components to create a complete functional mechatronic system. You will gain instruction and practical exercises in microcontroller programming, hybrid design, digital logic and analog circuitry, data language programming, signal conditioning, filters, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion. Pre-requisites are Manufacturing Essentials or industry work experience. This certificate is offered through the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Today’s manufacturing employees need advanced technology skills. As manufacturing firms return to Florida, they have a hard time finding these highly skilled employees.
Our programs help you get started as:
And more training leads to better jobs.
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