Strength in numbers

PHSC, in partnership with eleven Florida state and community colleges, offers multi-level  training and tuition funding assistance to help meet the shortage of skilled workers in Florida’s manufacturing industry. Aligned with the schools are more than 200 quality manufacturing companies who offer internship and employment opportunities. This strong, united partnership creates a win-win situation for workers and employers alike.

A strong resource for job seekers and manufacturing employers

Did you know that there are more than 400 manufacturers in Pasco and Hernando counties combined? If you are unemployed, looking for a high tech career, a veteran looking for work, or a manufacturer looking for skilled workers, The Florida TRADE Grant partnership may be just what you are looking for!

The Florida TRADE Grant 

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The Florida TRADE (Transforming Resources for Accelerated Degrees and Employment) Grant has supported the development of a statewide training system for high demand manufacturing jobs such as welders, machinists and technicians in various manufacturing sectors.

The training is targeted to workers who have lost their jobs, workers who may be at risk of job loss due to foreign trade, veterans returning from service, and workers needing to update/increase skills to maintain employment.

Whether you are a novice with little experience who needs to start training at a beginner’s level; have technical military occupational experience, but want to increase your education; or want to add to your current credentials and become specialized in a particular area, there is an educational pathway appropriate for you.

Florida Trade logoFlorida TRADE Consortium –The Florida TRADE Consortium is a partnership of twelve Florida state and community colleges. 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 displaced and unemployed workers, incumbent workers, students and returning veterans that will lead to employment in today’s high-tech manufacturing market.