Training you need for the career you want!

Pathway2Progress will provide training and work experience opportunities to over 150 young adults in industries and occupations important to the regional economy – manufacturing, construction and hospitality. Training will include tuition, lab and certification fees.

Training Programs

Also, available:

  • Resume Assistance
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Career Fairs

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 16-24; and
  • Unemployed or underemployed.
  • Additional eligibility requirements apply.


Contact us today to get started!

Jemille Wilds at 813-397-2037,

This program is funded by a grant awarded by the Citi Foundation.


Construction Training

Learn the fundamentals of construction! Students will be exposed to OSHA safety, basic math, print reading, HVAC fundamentals, plumbing fundamentals, sheet rock, masonry, and basics of electrical wiring. Successful participants are referred to local construction employers and apprenticeship programs for direct hire, apprenticeship program enrollment, paid work experience, or on-the-job training opportunities.Training modules will offer applied experience in trades such as:


Learn the skills necessary for obtaining a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. Through self-paced classes, individuals enrolled in this program have the opportunity to earn one or more of the following AHLEI certifications in less than one week.

  • Guest Service
  • Desk Representative
  • Guest Room Attendant
  • Restaurant Server
  • Maintenance Employee
  • Food Prep

Industrial Machine Maintenance Training

In this class students learn the basic operation of factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. The program introduces students to mechanical systems, industrial electricity and PLC basics.

Mechatronics & Robotics

2Mechatronics combines mechanical, electronic and computer technologies to create automated, ‘intelligent’ machinery and robotics that improve the efficiency, safety and productivity of manufacturing (and other) processes. Instruction will include: Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic along with Tools, Meters and Test Equipment. The program has 4 modules each 2 weeks in duration. Students have the option to register for 1 or more modules. Participants will receive a NIMS certification for each module they successfully complete and pass the certification exam.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Be Microsoft certified in as little as 3-weeks! Microsoft Office Certification builds career readiness through proven Microsoft Office skills. Here is your opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications in an open lab learning environment with small study groups and individual attention.

Soldering & Cabling

Come learn electronic assembly and earn J Standard and IPC 610 Certifications! Both the J Standard and IPC 610 credentials are industry recognized/required soldering and inspection programs for aerospace, defense, medical and a variety of other electronic assembly industries.

Welding & Fabrication

Students will learn OSHA Safety, fundamentals of welding, Thermal Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students successfully completing this program will receive an OSHA 10 certificate.