ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The FloridaMakes Network has partnered with Orion Talent
to provide Florida manufacturers the opportunity to connect and hire "at no cost" transitioning servicemembers through DOD's SkillBridge Program. Through Orion's HireSkills solutions participants are trained prior to transitioning, establishing a skilled pipeline of workers to close the manufacturing talent gap.
Under the Department of Defense's SkillBridge program, Orion Talent will help servicemembers to transition to manufacturing careers with Florida manufacturers. Orion Talent’s HireSkills program combines industry certification training and transition assistance to help make a smooth leap to great careers in manufacturing. With HireSkills, candidates remain in the military throughout the credentialing and job preparation process, and can be interviewed and provided a job offer at any time.
On their separation from service, participants earn an industry recognized credential, the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) or the Certified Production Technician (CPT), and transition to employment to continue training in one of two registered apprenticeship occupations:
Employers identify priority areas and skills gaps to choose related technical training on multiple categories:
Foundational | Machining | Maintenance | Welding | Additive Manufacturing Stamping/Forming/Fabricating |Composites | Processing | Assembly/Final Stage Processes Design & Engineering|Leadership