Workforce Development

What is Pasco doing to address workforce development and 'the skills gap'?

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Re-Employment

AmSkills "Shop Class on Steroids," WFLA's Marco Villarreal reports:

Good Day Tampa Bay (Fox 13):

In 2013, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council performed a Manufacturing Gap Analysis and identified a prominent need for people with the knowledge to fill skilled machinists, engineers, and semi-skilled manufacturing vacancies. 

As a solution, the AmSkills (ICTC) intergovernmental agency was created.  Now we have a local technical workforce to meet the demands of existing Tampa Bay manufacturers, and to help attract advanced manufacturing companies to the Tampa Bay area.

AmSkills was modeled after a German & European dual education/apprenticeship model.  This type of training experience blends academics with practical, hands-on education. This model has been utilized in Europe, Germany, and other international and United States locations to successfully create a highly skilled workforce, fill manufacturing job vacancies, attract new employers, and strengthen local economies.

The students completing their education with AmSkills are ready to 'work on the floor' with our local employers.  Find out more about staffing your business through a partnership with AmSkills.