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Job Outlook

There are currently more than 5,000 job openings for manufacturing workers, according to the Manufacturers Association of Florida. And, over the next decade, nearly half of the manufacturing employees in Florida are expected to retire, which will create thousands more job openings. Employers are heavily recruiting skilled workers—those who have training beyond high school but less than a degree—who can quickly fill open positions.

Q: Will there be resources to help me get a job in manufacturing?

A: Yes. Our team works with local manufacturers to understand their hiring needs. Once you complete your program of study you will receive assistance in creating a resume and profile. Our employers who are seeking individuals with your certification or specialization will be notified that you are certified. Valencia’s Advanced Manufacturing staff will also coordinate employment fairs with employers as needed.

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Manufacturing Association of Central Florida’s Job Bank

The Manufacturing Association of Central Florida (MACF) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as a resource for local manufacturers and workers. They keep a listing of current Central Florida jobs on their website.

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Career Coach

Visit Career Coach to learn more about job outlook and potential careers in manufacturing.

  • Search Real-Time, Local Job Listings
  • Find Salary Projections
  • See Job Demand

Through a simple keyword search, you can learn about employment prospects using real-time information customized for Orange and Osceola counties. Try searching for "manufacturing" or a specific job title.