Enrollment in Accelerated Skills Training Breaks Records During COVID


The Spring LifeWorks session saw record enrollment in short term skills training classes at Valencia College. Students seized the opportunity to redirect their career into an industry that is in high demand, yes, even during a pandemic!

One of those graduates, Nader Soliman, wanted to find a new path that could use his natural aptitudes for engineering and problem solving. Nader is now enrolled in the Mechatronics program at Valencia and learning how to operate and maintain complex manufacturing machinery.

Our partners at CareerSource awarded students like Nader a scholarship for the training that has opened a gateway into a whole new life. Through the work of our dedicated CareerSource liaison Silvia Alvarez, all the students who applied for the accelerated skills training classes qualified for the special funding.

The best part of the story – through our partners at CareerSource, Valencia College and Orange Tech, our graduates have access to classes that are specific to the rising demands of the Central Florida employment market. LifeWorks graduates have a direct connection to employers with the greatest need and a link to job opportunities that were previously unattainable before entering the Jobs Partnership program.

Relationships with our partners is the foundation of success at JP. We are extremely grateful for the many committed organizations that connect our graduates to their next right steps.

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