Workforce Programs



Chasing His Dream: Deaf Student Earns CDL License to Become Valencia’s First Hearing-Impaired Trucking Grad

Driving a big rig was an idea Stuart Randles had always toyed with, a dream that had been percolating in [...]


Valencia’s Energy Management Controls Program Receives $100,000 Grant from Johnson Controls

Valencia College has received a $100,000 grant from the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program to expand its associate degree [...]


Governor Awards $3.7M to Valencia to Train Robotics Technicians

Yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that $3.7 million has been awarded through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to Valencia [...]


Valencia College to Unveil New Training Facility in Orange County

Orlando — On Nov. 12, Valencia College will officially open the doors of its largest workforce training center – where [...]


Valencia Named Statewide Training Center by Manufacturing Council

Kissimmee, FL — The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), the nation’s leading industry certification body for front-line technicians in advanced [...]


Metallica Foundation Gives Valencia $50,000 to Provide Jobs Training

Orlando, FL — For the second year, Valencia College has been selected from a competitive field of community colleges across [...]


Valencia Wins Grant to Provide Job Training, GED Courses in Kissimmee

Kissimmee, FL – Young adults who haven’t completed high school or earned a GED can now study for their high [...]


Grateful to Escape Venezuela, Metallica Scholar Trains for a New Life and Livelihood

As a high-school student in Venezuela, Jose Medina was frustrated by the shortages of food and necessities that he and [...]


Behind the Bay: Metallica Scholar Finds Empowerment Through Welding

Sparks fly through the air around Emma Lynn Ponds as she strides into the room, swimming in her thick protective [...]


All In the Family: Siblings Studying Mechatronics Named Metallica Scholars

For Jessica and Joshua Sylvester, going back to school has been a family affair. The brother and sister duo were [...]