Professional Education

Florida Apprenticeship Grant

Education and job training leading to job advancement, college credit and industry credentials.

Is your company looking to create new or expand existing apprenticeship programs?

Led by FSCJ, in partnership with St. Petersburg College and Broward College, Florida Apprenticeship is on a mission to work with business and industry partners to close the workforce skills gap faced by the Information Technology, Manufacturing, Health Care and Construction/Trades industries across Florida by promoting the growth and expansion of quality and innovative apprenticeship programs. 

Apprenticeships are employer-driven models of paid worker training that combine on-the-job learning and classroom instruction. Unlike an internship—in which the intern works for little or no money and rarely receives formal training—an apprenticeship follows an earn-while-you-learn model and leads to a nationally recognized credential.

What's in it for business and industry?

Employer benefits include:

  • Reduces turnover costs and increase employee retention
  • Helps recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce
  • Improves employee productivity
  • Ability to customize training with flexible formats

Participating employee benefits include:

  • With an “earn and learn” model, apprentices receive a paycheck from day one
  • Hands-on career training in a wide selection of programs
  • Participating employees receive a high-quality education and the potential to earn college credit, even an associate degree in many cases
  • National industry certification upon graduation from a career-training program

Are you an employer looking to create or expand apprenticeship programs? To learn more about how you can partner with FSCJ, please contact flapprenticeship@fscj.edu. To view existing programs, visit the Florida Department of Education’s Apprenticeship Programs website here.

Are you an individual interested in learning how to connect to a registered apprenticeship program?  Click here to for the Florida Department of Education's list of apprenticeship opportunities.

This program is funded in whole by a $5 million American Apprenticeship Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Department of Labor’s Quick-Start Toolkit: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs
Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA Toolkit and Apprenticeship FAQs