In August 2019, Valencia College opened the Center for Accelerated Training in downtown Orlando, with a mission to move people from minimum-wage, unskilled jobs to living-wage, technical jobs with benefits – after just 10 to 22 weeks of training.
On Oct. 30, Valencia will hold an open house at the Center for Accelerated Training at 400 Pittman Street, where the public can drop in between 3 and 5 p.m. for a tour of the facility and to learn about upcoming training classes.
The center’s workforce training programs include Electronic Board Assembly, which trains students in how to build high-tech circuit boards and wiring systems for aircraft and other high-tech products, and Distribution Operations Technician, in which they learn how to operate forklifts, pallet jacks and warehouse automation systems. A new Industrial Maintenance Technician program will start in January. Scholarships are available and classes are offered year-round.
Plans for the downtown Center for Accelerated Training were launched in March 2018, after Valencia College was awarded a $2.3 million Florida Jobs Growth Grant by the governor and the state Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The City of Orlando, Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Central Florida are also key partners for the Center for Accelerated Training.
- Center for Accelerated Training Open House; refreshments provided by Valencia’s culinary students
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
- 3-5 p.m.
Valencia College Center for Accelerated Training
400 Pittman Street
Orlando, FL 32801