Northwest Florida State College Launches Apprenticeship Program

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Northwest Florida State College announced their approval to join the State of Florida’s Apprenticeship System. This approval means that NWFSC will soon launch a new Apprenticeship Program to train skilled carpenters and plumbers, preparing them to join the labor workforce.

Funding for the NWFSC Apprenticeship Program was made possible through a $1.75 million State of Florida Apprenticeship Expansion Grant. NWFSC was one of 14 approved sites to receive approval for the Apprenticeship Program and was awarded $100,000 from the State in partnership with CareerSource Okaloosa/Walton.

NWFSC will roll out the Apprenticeship Program this spring as participating employers hire apprentices. Apprentices will work 2,000 hours a year in their field of plumbing or carpentry and receive 144 hours of instruction at NWFSC. As part of the program, apprentices will receive classes in financial literacy, safety training and industry-specific training as dictated by the employer to insure a smooth transition from training to real-world scenarios.

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