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Info Sessions /Programs

Daytona State College

Manufacturing Fast-Track Program can help you start building a technical career that offers good pay and growth opportunities.

Group 5 – Machining:

CPT: September 3 – October 17- Mon, Wed, 
Fri – 8am – 12:00pm

CNC: October 20 – November 20, Mon-Fri,
8am – 3pm

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! Don’t miss out!

Contact Dean Howe, 386.506.3379 or Randy White, 386.506.3317 for more information.

Pasco-Hernando State College

is offering:

Certified Production Technician (CPT) training program.  

For more information: email:

West Campus,

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, 34654

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, 8/19, Midtown, MT102

Thursday, 8/28, Clearwater, ES11

Thursday, 9/11, Downtown, DC124

Thursday, 9/18, Midtown, MT102

Tuesday, 9/30, Clearwater, ES113

Thursday, 10/16, Downtown, DC124

Thursday, 10/23, Midtown, MT102

Tuesday, 10/28, Clearwater, ES113

Thursday, 11/13, Downtown, DC124

Thursday, 11/20, Midtown, MT102

Tuesday, 12/2, Clearwater, ES113

To register please click link below:

19 Women from Florida to Receive Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

Hillsborough Community College

HCC -Brandon Campus, BSSB 218

10414 E. Columbus Drive

Tampa, Florida 33619


For more information, please visit or email 

In 2012, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative to honor and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership. The STEP Ahead initiative will not only celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding current leadership in manufacturing again with our annual Awards Dinner, but also to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

Women in Manufacturing: Manufacturing STEP Awards

View Award Video here:

St. Petersburg College

The partnership between LumaStream and Florida TRADE at St. Petersburg College provides short-term training in advanced manufacturing that leads to national certifications, paid internships, and employment. This video shows the combination of classroom and hands-on training in CNC operations.

Click here to find what FL TRADE students and our Manufacturing Partners are saying about FL TRADE:

Pasco Hernando State College
Summer Welding Program

August 25 – next welding class, dates and time TBD.

Please apply for classes at or contact Sophia Haddad at 727-816-3345 or Margie Burnham at 727-816-3227.
Florida Trade program in action. Students in the Machining Technology and Welding Technology programs at Palm Beach State College
“Bringing job opportunities to Florida Trade students” William Ross, Executive VP of Operations and Rick Beckman, Director of Manufacturing from Atlas Signs Industries visited our Welding and Machining program students to discuss the sign manufacturing industry and the potential employment opportunities they offer. The students were very excited and are looking forward to the upcoming tour.

Palm Beach State College:

Certified Production Technician 80 Hour: August 5 – October 9, 2014 

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: July 14 – August 18, 2014 3 Day Capstone Event August 26- August 28, 2014

For more information contact Faye Hardee at 850.769.1551 ext 4012.

Gulf Coast State College

Introduction to CNC Operations 7/28 through 10/24/14
St. Petersburg College

Three St. Petersburg College grads hired as LumaStream opens Midtown facility

SPC graduates Frank Arent, Brandon Carver and Bryan Calhoun join SPC President Bill Law at LumaStream’s grand opening Friday, May 23.

Indian River State College

The Power Plant Institute at Indian River State College is offered with Florida Power and Light, providing hands-on training in nuclear power plant operation.

Students in the Robotics & Photonics Institute at Indian River State College develop a wide range of skills in the latest technologies, ready for employment in less than two years.

MAF Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence celebrated 6 FL schools for their leadership in manufacturing education. 

In Feb. of this year, the MAF Center announced a competition of schools involved in manufacturing education statewide.
Some 18 applications from high schools and colleges were received.The last leg of the competition, “The Showcase-We’ve Come a Long Way,”  was held on May 29 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel at the STEM Manufacturing Forum, in conjunction with the Florida Sterling Council Annual Conference. Winners:
Category 1, Engaging Faculty:
1st Place, Braden River High School
2nd Place, Gulf Coast State College

Category 2, Outreach and Recruitment of Manufacturers and Students:

1st Place, Polk State College
2nd Place, Pasco-Hernando State College

Category 3, Manufacturing Programs:

1st Place, St. Johns Technical High School
2nd Place, Broward College

Broward College

Broward College

America is Diversity” Event

Wednesday, September 16, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Broward College North Campus
Building 46 / Room 152