CareerREADY Program


CareerREADY provides short-term, customized courses to meet the demand for specialized workers. In partnership with local employers, this program is integrated with work-based learning opportunities to give participants real-time knowledge of work environments and practices. 

To learn more about the programs, attend any one of the informational sessions listed below. Walk-ins accepted Monday thru Friday.

Training Location: Career Prep Center, 2605 N. 43rd Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Monday Wednesday
Career Prep Center
2605 N. 43rd Street
Tampa, FL 33605
Career Prep Center
2605 N. 43rd Street
Tampa, FL 33605
3:30 - 4:00 PM 10:00 - 10:30 AM



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:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting


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

Click here to view the upcoming schedule.


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 PMMI 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.


For more information on any of these training programs, please contact Jemelle Wilds at 813-397-2037,

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and meet eligibility requirements to participate in the pre-vocational programs.