CareerSource Research Coast, our regional workforce resource agency, is an employer driven organization. The agency’s goal is to help employers expand and grow their businesses. They have developed resources to meet the needs of local employers, most at no cost to the employer, including:
- Workforce recruitment and assessment
- Assess employers’ workforce needs; Work Readiness certification programs
- Qualify and refer candidates to employers at no cost to the employer
- Subsidized training – new hires and employed workers
- Provide labor market information
- Employer Learning Library
- Job fairs
For more information, please call their Business Services Center in Vero Beach, 772-494-2100 or toll free at 866-482-4473.
Indian River State College (IRSC) is committed to advancing workforce and career training in our region. The college, recognized as one of the mostly advanced distance-learning centers in the U.S., maintains four campuses in our region offering Associate, Technical and Bachelor degree programs. The Mueller Campus in Vero Beach offers a variety of classes and can facilitate training grants and programs for local business and industry. The Dean of Industrial Education at IRSC will assist in applying for training funds available through the State of Florida.
IRSC’s Fast Track to Manufacturing Program is a 12-week program designed around an initial set of technical skills, with the goal of participants gaining an interview for employment with one of the college’s partnering manufacturing companies. The college also provides training courses in:
- OSHA and Safety Training
- Power Plant Technology Institute
- Robotics and Photonics Institute
- Welding Program
The Kight Center for Emerging Technologies at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce is a regional high-tech educational hub with facilities and programs that offer customized hands-on training in robotics and modern manufacturing techniques for area employers, plus a prototype lab for area manufacturers.
For more information, please call the IRSC Mueller Campus in Vero Beach, 772-226-2536.