CERTIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATES AND SHORT-TERM TRAINING Through SPC's Workforce, Community, & Corporate Partnerships

Through SPC's Workforce, Community, & Corporate Partnerships, you can earn certifications and training as an eletrical lineworker, solar power associate, certified production technician, Mechatronics Electromechanical Technician, supply chain managment, manufacturing and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. Classes are taught in a traditional classroom or online and range from one-day workshops to certifications that can be earned in 8 to 14 weeks. Many of our certifications in manufacturing and supply chain management also count toward college credit in specific degree programs.

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Electrical Lineworker

The Electrical Lineworker training program gives you the knowledge and skills to work as a line worker trainee in the electric utility industry. In this 14-week program, you will learn electrical terminology and theory, elements of electric power systems operationsjob-related safe work practices, and skill sets in climbing poles, digging holes, working with tools and machinery and basic mechanical technologies. Upon completion, you'll receive these certifications: CDL Class A OSHA10 Card CPR, AED & First aid Bucket Truck Rescue Pole Top Rescue.

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Solar Power Associate

This 60-hour course covers the knowledge and provides you with the skill sets needed to sell, design, install, and maintain solar photovoltaic systems. The training is specifically designed for students with a background or experience in electrical or construction and prepares you for OSHA 10 certification. Career opportunities include solar photovoltaic salesperson, designer, installer, and maintenance technician.

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Certified Production Technician

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is a nationally recognized certification program that prepares you for an entry-level production position in manufacturing or a chance to advance your skills. The 60-hour training includes industrial safety, quality, production processes, and maintenance awareness. You will be eligible for a second nationally recognized OSHA 10 Certification and the CPT certification also articulates towards SPC's Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree.

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Mechatronics Electromechanical Technician Training

SPC is now offering free or low-cost Mechatronics Electromechanical Technician Training (METT) in a hybrid format through a grant from the State of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity. The METT grant offers nine courses at SPC's Workforce Institute and two additional courses at Pinellas Technical College.

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Manufacturing certifications

In the United States, the manufacturing industry employs 12 million people and growing. But lately, employers are finding it harder to hire qualified workers. 

SPC's Workforce Institute offers a 10-week Certified Production Technician program that is recognized by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). The certification can increase the earning potential of employees and help employers gain valuable workers. The CPT program includes five modules and offers certification in four of them. They include safety; quality practices & measurement, manufacturing processes & production, maintenance awareness and green production. 

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Drone training expands

Over the next 10 years, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, could bring thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact to Florida, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

In response, the Workforce Institute has expanded its training in this growing technology, which could usher in new careers and uses in the military, firefighting, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas operations, border patrol, agriculture, package delivery, forestry, engineering, computer science, real estate, film and photography and others.

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Supply Chain experts in demand

Demand is growing for those who want to work in supply chain management (SCM) and logistics. Supply chain certifications are a valuable investment, as they are increasingly becoming the prerequisite in the industry. Our self-paced, online training program introduces you to the fundamental aspects of the SCM industry and can prepare you for a wide range of positions across various functions. Each of these eight classes concludes with an industry certification exam offered by the Council of Supply Chain Professionals (CSCMP).

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