CareerREADY Program


CareerREADY provides short-term (six to twelve weeks) customized courses to meet the demand for specialized workers, at NO COST to you if you qualify. Services provided in partnership with Hillsborough Community College and local partners/employers to integrate work-based learning opportunities and give participants real-time knowledge of work environments and practices.

To learn more about the CareerREADY program:

Ongoing enrollment throughout the year! 



Courses Available

Mechatronics & Robotics

Enrolling for next session: May 20 - August 9 | Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm

Mechatronics combines mechanical, electronic and computer technologies to create automated, ‘intelligent’ machinery and robotics that improve the efficiency, safety and productivity of manufacturing (and other) processes. Instruction will include: Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic along with Tools, Meters and Test Equipment. The program has 4 modules each 2 weeks in duration. Students have the option to register for 1 or more modules. Participants will receive a PMMI certification for each module they successfully complete and pass the certification exam.

Soldering & Cabling

Enrolling for next session: April 29 - June 7  | Monday through Friday,  9 am - 2 pm

Come learn electronic assembly and earn J Standard and IPC 610 Certifications! Both the J Standard and IPC 610 credentials are industry recognized/required soldering and inspection programs for aerospace, defense, medical and a variety of other electronic assembly industries.

Welding & Fabrication

Enrolling for next session: June 10 - August 30  | Monday through Friday, TBD

Students will learn OSHA Safety, fundamentals of welding, Thermal Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students successfully completing this program will receive an OSHA 10 certificate.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and meet eligibility requirements to participate in the pre-vocational programs.