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How We Serve Manufacturers

Valencia College is a key partner in filling the skills gap and bolstering Central Florida’s advanced manufacturing industry. With the help of a $2.5 million TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education, Valencia has developed Advanced Manufacturing programs and will open an Advanced Manufacturing Training Center—a dedicated facility for quickly training workers for high-demand, skilled positions in advanced manufacturing.

Valencia’s Advanced Manufacturing programs respond to workforce training and educational needs by delivering best-in-class programming that aligns with industry standards and is developed under the guidance and support of Central Florida manufacturers.

Our Approach

Leveraging Untapped Talent
Valencia is focused on diversifying the manufacturing workforce and providing career opportunities to population segments that are ready to work. The college is working with CareerSource Central Florida and other community partners to match interested individuals with career opportunities in manufacturing.

Establishing a Workforce Pipeline
Valencia’s manufacturing program establishes a reliable training and education pipeline for all levels of workers—from entry-level employees to current workers in need of updating and adding to their skills. With a local talent pool of skilled workers of all levels, manufacturers will have the availability and capacity to maintain and grow their operations in Central Florida.

Tailored to Central Florida’s Workforce Needs
Designed to meet the specific workforce needs of Central Florida, the curriculum for Valencia’s manufacturing program is developed under the direction of local industry leaders. These leaders continue to oversee the program as advisory council members, ensuring that our programs remain up-to-date and in-line with industry standards.

Career Training and Academic Programs

Our short-term training programs lead to nationally-recognized industry certifications, so you know exactly what skills you can expect our graduates to possess. We also offer opportunities for continuing education and degrees for current employees.

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Our Partnerships

Valencia is committed to meeting Central Florida’s manufacturing workforce needs thanks to the help of industry and community partners like you.

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