Workforce Training & 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 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 Readiness: Are you Ready for 2021? 
A critical shortage of skilled workers threatens the future of manufacturing in America and national experts say that if not addressed now, the crisis will accelerate in the next decade.

To help Florida companies address the issue, FloridaMakes, CareerSource Florida, Florida's Regional Manufacturers Associations and Tooling U-SME, an industry leader in manufacturing training and development, invite you to take this free 2021 Readiness Assessment and answer questions about:

  • Your company’s knowledge retention; 
  • Readiness of future skill requirements, and
  • The status of employee development programs.

These 27 questions – and the follow-up scorecard – will help you assess your ability to meet the workforce challenges ahead.


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. 

Our partners include CareerSource Florida, the College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing, advanced technology centers, colleges and universities, the Regional Manufacturers Associations, manufacturing trade associations and the State of Florida, as well as third-party experts and other sources.

In addition, FloridaMakes works with the national network affiliated with the 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. 

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.