Manufacturers Services

Talent Development & Education

Finding, training and retaining skilled workers is one of the top issues facing manufacturers across the country. FloridaMakes collaborates with local, state and national public and private resources to deliver specialized training, worker certification, hands-on experience, management training and other advanced manufacturing education programs needed for today’s high-skilled jobs.


Support careers in manufacturing 

  • Adopt-A-School, learn about this great way to partner with your future workforce
  • Hire a Graduate! Click here to learn how to hire a graduate of an Engineering Technology A.S. degree or certificate program.
  • Participate in Manufacturing Day. Talk to your local Regional Manufacturers Association about how you can support Manufacturing Day in your area, and let students know about the wide range of career opportunities available in manufacturing
  • Women in Manufacturing Campaign. Know a stellar woman in manufacturing? submit her name (with contact details) to be featured in our ongoing campaign highlighting women in manufacturing. 

Join the conversation

Participate in the MakeMore Manufacturing Summit to join the conversation with stakeholers across the state who are shaping Florida's manufacturing future.

Meet Marcelo Dossantos!

Marcelo Dossantos

Marcelo is the Director of Talent Development at FloridaMakes. He provides strategic and technical workforce assistance to our statewide partners in an effort to align activities and resources to grow the manufacturing talent pipeline. Additionally, as the Executive Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council, he works with statewide industry leaders to promote advance manufacturing training and best practices for workforce development.

Contact Marcelo at to get more involved in supporting talent development initiatives for the manufacturing industry in Florida.