Workforce Training & Development

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Meet Tina Berger

Director of Talent Development
Executive Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council

Tina provides strategic and technical workforce assistance to Regional Manufacturing Associations and local Workforce Boards working to align activities and resources to grow the manufacturing talent pipeline.  Additionally, she works with statewide industry leaders to promote advance manufacturing training and best practices for workforce development.

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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 the specialized training, worker certification, hands-on experience, management training and other advanced manufacturing education programs needed for today’s high-skilled jobs.

Workforce Development. FloridaMakes works with area manufacturers to leverage sources and types of training and resources to build the workforce you need. We foster collaboration to maximize training opportunities and minimize costs.

In addition, FloridaMakes works with the national network, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, to build the workforce development eco-system for manufacturing. This includes working to further career ladders, competitive wages and benefits, training opportunities, as well as mentorships, internships and apprenticeships.

Online Training for a More Profitable Business. FloridaMakes has partnered with a premier on-line training provider to off-set the cost of bringing high quality, customized, on-site training to manufacturers. More than 500 unique online classes provide a broad offering of manufacturing training topics. Plus, every online class has been reviewed and validated by industry experts

Here are just a few of the training programs available:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Assembly/Final Stage Processes
  • Composites Processing
  • Design & Engineering
  • Foundational
  • Leadership
  • Machining
  • Maintenance
  • Stamping/Forming/Fabricating
  • Welding

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Hire a Graduate! Click here to learn how to hire a graduate of an Engineering Technology A.S. degree or certificate program.

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

What We Do


Learn how FloridaMakes works with Florida manufacturers – and how we can help unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for your business.