Work Force / Job Training

Work force

Jacksonville has a highly skilled work force, with a variety of recruiting, employment and customized training programs available to provide high-quality staffing.  Work-Source, the regional work force development organization, gives employers access to the largest supply of employment applicants in the area.

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 The median age in
Jacksonville is 36.7, almost equal to the national average and significantly lower than the state of Florida. Our multi-cultural population of 1.4 million has been growing at a healthy pace of more than 2 percent per year, which is twice the national average. Businesses in Jacksonville can draw from a highly diverse candidate pool, with prospective employees from virtually every part of the globe.


Job Training

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) AviationCenter of Excellence at Cecil Center

Located at Cecil Commerce Center, FSCJ’s Aviation Center of Excellence prepares students with certifications in:

  • FAR Part 147 aviation maintenance
  • Avionics installation
  • Pilot training
  • Aviation management & operations
  • Commercial vehicle driving
  • Aircraft Coating Technology Program
  • Air Traffic Control

has state-of-the art high tech classrooms, laboratories, hangars and driving simulators to provide experience and promote academic excellence. Auditorium, lecture halls and board rooms are also available for rent to accommodate corporate meetings and training.

Visit to learn more about courses, facilities and other community programs at Cecil Center.

Aeronautical University

More than 3,800 students graduate from Embry-Riddle annually with associates, bachelors and masters degrees in aviation technology and management fields.  With a residential campus in Florida, additional off-campus centers and a Worldwide Campus with online education opportunities, Embry-Riddle offers more than 30 degree programs and maintains its own fleet of instructional aircraft and simulators.  Programs include:

  • Aeronautical science
  • Aerospace electronics
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Aviation business administration
  • Aviation maintenance science
Within one year ofgraduation, 96% of Embry-Riddle graduates are employed or are continuing theireducation.  Visit to learn more.