Workforce Development

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

  1. Manufacturing - AmSkills
  2. Reemployment - CareerSource
  3. Pasco-Hernando State College Apprenticeships 

AmSkills is a Florida Department of Education Registered Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Program for 5 manufacturing occupations. Upon completion of the Registered AmSkills Pre-Apprenticeship program, eligible candidates can become Registered Apprentices while working in a paid job at the manufacturing. 

Registered Apprentices are required by law to continue “related training instructions” at a sponsoring agency such as the employer, AmSkills or other vocational training schools.  The costs for that training are either paid for by the employer or other funding sources (i.e. CareerSource, PMMI, etc.), therefore allowing the Apprentice to obtain a nationally recognized certifications and training with no college debt.

Visit the AmSkills Site for more information

Contact Us | Office of Economic Growth
8731 Citizens Dr. Suite 350 | New Port Richey, FL 34654
David Engel Economic Growth Director | | 727-815-7092 x8274
Steve Smith Business Analyst | | 727-815-7092 x8829

Rich Jenkins | Program Manager | | 727-815-7092 x2350
Rebecca Singh | Program Coordinator | | 727-815-7092 x7848