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Apprenticeship-to-Career Empowerment

Apprenticeship-to-Career Empowerment

Kick-Start your career by earning a credential in as little as 12 weeks while building your resume earning $15/hr in a paid work experience. This program offers tuition assistance, preparation to start work, and a paid work experience with a Hillsborough County employer. Industries will include IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Finance.


CareerSource is happy to announce the ACE Program was approved to continue and ACE 2.0 kicks off in April 2022. The ACE Program was created so that the youth of Hillsborough County have the resources to connect to a career ladder with future, self-sustaining wages, employment security and the training to succeed in industries with high-demand occupations such as IT, Health Care, and Manufacturing.

The program is designed to reach out to young adults in low-income households, especially those exiting the foster care system and those escaping from human trafficking, to connect them with apprenticeship opportunities and occupational skills training. These opportunities serve as meaningful work experiences with local employers and will result in industry-recognized certifications and a pathway for a brighter future.


• 18-24 years of age
• Hillsborough County Resident
• Meet U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the US
• Meet selective service registration requirements (males born after 12/31/59)
• Low-Income ACE Poverty guidelines

Press Releases

ACE Program Announcement 
ACE Program Overview 

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