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In today’s rapidly evolving job market, acquiring the right skills and knowledge to thrive in a successful trade career is essential. At the Florida Trade Academy, we proudly offer a comprehensive range of trade education programs designed to prepare individuals for the challenges and opportunities in various industries. With a focus on practical training, hands-on experience, and industry-relevant certifications, Florida Trade Academy equips students with the tools they need to succeed.

Why Choose Florida Trade Academy?

Florida Trade Academy stands out as a leader in trade education for several reasons. Our academy is a registered pre-apprenticeship program sponsored by ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. This sponsorship ensures that the curriculum aligns with industry standards and prepares students for the specific demands of the trade sector.

Hands-On Training and Practical Skills Development

At Florida Trade Academy, the emphasis is on hands-on training and practical skills development. We understand that real-world experience is crucial for success in trade careers. Students can work with industry professionals who bring their expertise and insights into the classroom. By learning from professionals actively involved in their respective trades, students gain valuable knowledge and practical skills that will set them apart in the job market.

NCCER Trade Certifications and On-the-Job Training Credit

Upon completing the program, Florida Trade Academy students earn Core and Level 1 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) trade certifications. These certifications are highly recognized and respected in the industry, validating students’ skills and knowledge. Students also earn 2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, qualifying them for employment with an ABC Florida Gulf Coast member organization. This employment opportunity allows students to continue their education as registered apprentices, earning while they learn.

Flexibility for Busy Lives

Florida Trade Academy understands that many individuals have busy lives and commitments outside their education. To accommodate these needs, we offer a flexible hybrid program. Students can integrate their education into their schedules, enabling them to work towards their career objectives without compromising other significant aspects of their lives.

Trade Education Programs at Florida Trade Academy

Florida Trade Academy offers a variety of trade education programs in various industries. Whether you’re interested in electrical work, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, pipe fitting, or sprinkler fitting, the academy has programs tailored to your specific career aspirations.

Electrical Program

The electrical program provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills to excel in the electrical trade. From learning about electrical systems and circuits to understanding safety protocols and codes, students comprehensively understand the field. Through hands-on training and practical experience, they develop the expertise required to succeed as electrical professionals. Our Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship program teaches you the skills to install, repair, modify, and maintain electrical systems that power the equipment that makes lives better and brighter.

HVAC Program

The HVAC program prepares students for a rewarding career in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Students learn about system installation, maintenance, repair, energy efficiency, and environmental considerations. With a focus on industry best practices and emerging technologies, students graduate with the skills necessary to excel in the HVAC industry.

Plumbing Program

The plumbing program equips students with the knowledge and skills to become skilled plumbers. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the trade by covering plumbing systems, fixtures, pipefitting, drainage systems, and blueprint interpretation. Through hands-on training and real-world scenarios, our students develop the expertise required to tackle plumbing challenges with confidence.

Carpentry Program

The carpentry program focuses on building the foundational skills necessary for a successful career in carpentry. Students are introduced to the construction tools, techniques, language, and calculations essential for creating a solid career in the carpentry industry. With hands-on training and practical experience, they gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in carpentry.

Pipe Fitting Program

The pipe fitting program prepares students for a career in the pipefitting trade. Students will learn to measure, construct, install, repair, and maintain piping systems. Through hands-on training and practical experience, they develop the skills required to work with various types of pipes and fittings.

Sprinkler Fitter Program

The sprinkler fitter program focuses on fire protection systems and their installation. Students learn about sprinkler system design, installation, and maintenance. With hands-on training and practical experience, they develop the skills needed to ensure the safety and efficiency of fire protection systems.

Benefits of Trade Education at Florida Trade Academy

Choosing a trade education program at Florida Trade Academy comes with numerous benefits. Here are some of the advantages you can expect:

  • High Demand for Skilled Tradespeople: The demand for skilled tradespeople is rising, and trade careers offer excellent job prospects. Skilled trades will always be essential, ensuring a stable and fulfilling career path.
  • Faster Path to Employment: Unlike traditional four-year college degrees, trade education programs typically have shorter durations. This means you can enter the workforce sooner and earn a competitive salary.
  • Practical Skills and Real-World Experience: Through hands-on training, students gain the confidence and competence to excel in their chosen trades. This approach ensures that graduates are job-ready and can hit the ground running from day one.
  • Industry-Recognized Certifications: Florida Trade Academy’s programs lead to industry-recognized certifications. These certifications validate your skills and knowledge, making you an asset in the job market. Employers often prioritize candidates with relevant certifications, giving you a competitive edge when seeking employment.
  • Supportive Learning Environment: Florida Trade Academy prides itself on providing a supportive learning environment for its students. Instructors are experienced professionals passionate about their trades and dedicated to helping students succeed. The academy’s small class sizes allow for personalized attention and mentorship, ensuring students receive the support they need to thrive.
  • Networking Opportunities: During your time at Florida Trade Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and fellow students. These networking opportunities can be invaluable for building relationships, exploring job prospects, and gaining insights into the trade industry. Florida Trade Academy’s connections with member organizations also facilitate potential employment opportunities for graduates.

How Florida Trade Academy Prepares You for Real-World Success

The Future of Trade Careers

Trade careers offer stability, job security, and excellent earning potential. As technology advances, the demand for skilled tradespeople will only increase. By choosing a trade education program at Florida Trade Academy, you’re preparing for a successful career and investing in a future-proof profession.

Take the first step towards your new career by exploring the trade education programs offered at Florida Trade Academy. Whether you’re interested in electrical work, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, pipe fitting, or sprinkler fitting, we have the program that will set you up for real-world success. Get in touch with us today!