ACE Program Introducing Two New Tracks – Accredited Claims Adjuster and Green Construction

ACE Program Introducing two new tracks – Accredited Claims Adjuster and Green Construction

~Are you 18 to 29 years old and looking for credentials and work experience to jumpstart your career?~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is excited to announce that through our continued partnership with Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the ACE Program has launched two new tracks for candidates to participate in March 2023.

  • Accredited Claims Adjuster / Registered Customer Service Representative
  • Green Construction


The Accredited Claims Adjuster Course / Registered Customer Service Representative will exempt students from the state exam for the 6-20 All Lines Adjuster License. The Florida Department of Financial Services approves this course in Financial Services for those who wish to obtain the State of Florida 6-20 (Company & Independent) All Lines Adjuster License.


The Green Construction Track prepares students to understand the concepts surrounding Construction and industry standards. A participant can earn the below industry certifications:

  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Forklift Operation Certification
  • NCCER Core Curriculum


Cohorts start dates:

  • Green Construction will begin on March 20, 2023
  • Accredited Claims Adjuster Course will start on March 30, 2023
  • ACE is also offering the Cyber Security cohort, which will start on March 29, 2023


Young adults ages 18 to 29 interested in enrolling or learning more can attend an ACE information session or complete a pre-screen survey at


Information Sessions are hosted weekly at the CSTB Tampa Center at 9215 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 on:

  • Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


“Local employers are seeking accredited claims adjusters and entry-level construction personnel to assist them with claims evaluation, investigation, negotiation, customer service and forklift operation, safety protocol, and basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing and carpentry,” says April Torregiante, CSTB VP of Policy and Programs. “There is a need to fill these types of positions in the community, and salaries range from $18.00 to $31.00 per hour”.


To start the registration and enrollment process for the ACE Training program, applicants will need to complete the ACE registration and pre-screen at fully.


For more information or to register for the program, please contact the ACE team at [email protected] or call (813)-647-2046. Also, visit the ACE program website located at


Contact Cynthia Diaz, the ACE Program Coordinator, if you need further assistance at (813)-930-7158.


Additional training programs available include:

  • Digital Marketing (8-week program)
  • Cyber Security (12-week program)
  • Front End or Software Development (12-week program)
  • Business Operations Specialist (9-week program)
  • Aircraft Electronics Technician (12-week program)
  • CNC – Milling, Programming, and Operations (10-week program)
  • IT Help Desk (12-week program)


About ACE Program

During the 8-10-week ACE training, participants will receive two (2) days of free occupational skills training through a local training provider or training program and three (3) days of worksite or hands-on training with a local employer. Participants will earn as they learn and be paid $15 per hour, with a maximum of 24 hours per week while at their worksite. Training will yield an industry-recognized certification and meaningful paid work experience.


The ACE Program connects young adults in Hillsborough County with resources to build a career ladder with future, self-sustaining wages, employment security, and the training to succeed in industries such as Manufacturing, Information Technology, Financial Services, and Hospitality.


ACE is designed to empower young adults to take control of their futures by allowing them to learn industry-specific skills and credentials while earning income and real-world work experience. This opportunity will provide a career pathway trajectory that will accelerate their future earning potential and growth in their selected career.


About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,321,277.


CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers, is the region’s single largest source of job candidates, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We work closely with all Veterans.


Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network, to learn more, visit



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