Information Technology Software Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Information Technology Software Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Posted on 02/18/2021
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The School District is excited to announce it is receiving state funding for the brand-new Information Technology Software Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Florida’s Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant will provide more than $18,000 to start the training.

“This new program will allow us to invest in our current employees the additional skills they need to meet the ever-growing demands of our IT Department,” says Brian Granstra, Adult and Career Education Coordinator. “We will also be able to bring job seekers from outside the District into the apprenticeship program and teach them the skills we need from future employees.”

The training will be provided by current School District IT employees. Anyone interested in learning more should contact Adult and Career Education at 239-939-6300.

“The Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Program has been a priority of this administration since day one,” says Governor Ron DeSantis. “Expanding registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs not only is a strategic investment in our state’s workforce, but it addresses the state’s skills gap, provides support for employers and residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The U.S. Department of Education recently named the District’s Information Technology Software Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program as one of 95 finalists for the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge. The grand prize is $500,000, with five runners-up prizes of $100,000 each. Only four other Districts in Florida are among the finalists. The winners will be announced this summer.