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Explore Training Programs and Trade Schools

Local trade schools, colleges, training programs and online courses offer flexible schedules and easy options for getting the training and education you need to pursue the career you want. Many trade careers require specialized training and certification which often employers will pay for. Find out more about your options for getting the education, training and certifications you need and discover the right option for you.

Not sure where to look for the training or certification you need? Palm Beach County has trade programs throughout the county offering the education you need to get started in the trade career you want. Explore these resources and find out more about available programs, financial aid, on the job training and more.

Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College offers training programs and certifications in a number of trades including Electrical, Carpentry, Construction, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding and more. PBSC has flexible course schedules, online courses, financial aid and workforce alliances to help you find a job in the career of your choice. Visit the PBSC CCE website to explore options for upcoming classes and get started today.

SouthTech Middle and High School

Middle and high school students who want to pursue a career in trade industries can apply for admission to SouthTech Preparatory (grades 6-8) or SouthTech Academy (grades 9-12). Take all your academic credits while learning a valuable trade in one of SouthTech's 11 career academies. Graduates of SouthTech go on to careers in Cyber Security, Computer Diagnostics, Nursing, Digital Art and more. Find out about admissions, classes and school tours.

Florida Career College

Florida Career College has campuses throughout Florida and one locally in West Palm Beach. Offering programs for careers as an Automotive Technician, HVAC Technician, Dental Assistant, Computer and IT Technician and many more, Florida Career College offers year 'round classes, financial aid and career placement assistance. Visit the West Palm Beach campus of Florida Career College or register online for more information.

CareerSource Palm Beach County

CareerSource Palm Beach County is a team of career counselors, business coaches and training providers that assists area employers in their search for workers and helps job seekers land those positions. At CareerSource you can tap into services such as  job training, career counseling, and job placement. CareerSource has training programs in everything from Audio/Video Technicians, Aircraft Mechanics, and Machinists to Nursing Assistants, Web Developers and Plumbers. Discover trade career opportunities and training available right now at CareerSource.

Association of General Contractors

The Association of General Contractors (AGC)'s East Coast Chapter is located in downtown West Palm Beach.  The county's top construction and trade companies are members of the AGC.  The organization is a great place to connect with industry professionals. The AGC also offers training programs in areas including General Construction, Building Information Modeling, Supervisory Training, Project Management, Safety & OSHA courses, licensing and more. Find out more about how the AGC can help you connect to the construction industry.

New Partnership Development

At Take on Trades, we interview established providers of trade-related educational programs, universities, vocational colleges, and other institutions of higher learning on a regular basis. The fit, however, is very particular. To be a Trade Life partner, suitable institutions must be on the forefront of curricula designed for the in-demand trade worker.