The Florida TRADE Consortium is a group of 12 state and community colleges located throughout the state of Florida. Florida TRADE’s Mission is to develop and deliver accelerated training programs that upon completion would allow program participants to:

  • Upgrade current skills and knowledge
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain industry-recognized technical certifications
  • Earn academic credits toward college degrees
  • Procure employment

The Florida TRADE program is designed to deliver accelerated training that can be completed in 3-6 months (depending on the program) and that lead to internships and jobs in manufacturing.

Florida is home to approximately 14,500 manufacturers who employ almost 329,000 people. You can find out more information on careers in manufacturing. View our Careers page.


I needed to change careers and this program provides me with both the credentials and hands on experience to do that.

Student - St. Petersburg College's FL Trade Program

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This is an extraordinary opportunity for students. They not only learn their specific job but how their job impacts the organization. The college has moved at an astounding pace to make this happen.

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