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Florida TRADE Advanced Manufacturing

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Create a Path to Your Future that Builds the Nation's Future
Explore the Florida TRADE grant at Broward College

 

South Florida is home to 100s of manufacturers and 1,000s of manufacturing jobs — jobs that need advanced knowledge and technical expertise. Don't think assembly line, think fabrication, robotics, computers — high-demand manufacturing jobs such as welders, machinists and technicians in various high-tech manufacturing sectors.  

 

Whether you have little experience and ​need 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. 

 
 

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BROWARD COLLEGE NORTH CAMPUS JOB FAIR

Thursday, March 17, 2016!

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Broward College North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

 
 
Is Florida TRADE for Me? 
 
Broward College is part of Florida TRADE (Transforming Resources for Accelerated Degrees and Employment) — a statewide, 13-college, $15 million initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to develop and deliver technical training programs to individuals who may be:
      • unemployed or displaced workers looking for a new career path
      • employed workers seeking to refresh or upgrade skills for high-tech job opportunities​
      • veterans looking to transition from the military to a growing career
      • current workers looking at risk for job loss due to foreign trade
  
Earn Industry Recognized Credentials 
The objective is for job seekers and employed workers to earn nationally recognized industry certifications such as the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician (MSSC CPT) and OSHA 30 General Industry to help employers identify individuals who have demonstrated mastery of manufacturing core competencies. To learn more, check out: 
 

Path to a Higher Education

For those that complete their MSSC CPT certification, all coursework earns college credit at Broward College and other community and state colleges when pursuing an A.S. degree in Engineering Technology​.  
 

 

 

Florida TRADE Services
Broward College and the Florida TRADE Consortium colleges are able to offer a variety of training options and services to eligible* grant participants as detailed below:
  • MSSC CPT, OSHA 30 General Industry, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and more!
  • 3-6 month Accelerated Courses  
  • Universal Online Training
  • MSSC CPT Testing 
  • Internships
  • Job Readiness Services 
  • Job Placement Assistance
* Eligibility requirements apply and each program participant will be assessed to determine their current skill level, educational goals and best career and educational pathway. Please note that manufacturers may require drug and criminal background checks as conditions of employment.  ​

 
Cost
Due to the federal grant behind this project, the training is provided at a reduced cost for qualified applicants.  Job readiness and job placement assistance is also available. 
 
 
Sign Me Up
Are you ready to get started? Broward College’s contact for Florida TRADE is Robin Swanson, who is based at our North Campus. She can be reached at 954-201-2623 or at rswanson@broward.edu.
 
Manufacturing touches every element of modern life. Be part of the manufacturing talent pipeline here in Broward County and across Florida. Create a path to your future that builds the nation's future.

 
Employers
Contact us to find out more about:
  • Customized training options for your employees
  • Share your expertise and knowledge with us to build better training programs.
  • Offer input into the curricula developed, aligning it to industry needs
  • Let us help you find qualified applicants
Partner with Broward College and Florida TRADE to develop a manufacturing talent pipeline. Contact Robin Swanson at 954-201-2623 or at  rswanson@broward.edu.​
 
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