ABC Workforce Development Fund

ABC Central Florida

Workforce Fund Application

Workforce Fund Grant Guidelines

Through the Workforce Fund Program, Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors (CFC ABC) is proud to support the promotion of careers in construction and help build the commercial construction workforce by providing grants to local organizations. CFC ABC has limited funds available to support qualified training programs in the Central Florida counties served by ABC. To see if your program is eligible, please click on the link below to download the Workforce Fund Grant Guidelines for more details.

While the programs listed below are not directly affiliated with the CFC ABC, they service the Central Florida merit contractors in the trades listed and many ABC members participate in and support these programs.  Please contact them directly for more information about each program or service.

Trade Contractor Apprenticeship Training Program Sponsors

Florida Electrical Apprenticeship Training (FEAT)
Available at Westside, Mid Florida Vo-Tech (OCPS) and Seminole Community College

Plumbing Industry Professional Education (PIPE)
c/o Stan Brown, PIPE Secretary/Treasurer

Classes are available at two locations:
Seminole State College, Sanford, FL
Orange Technical College Westside Campus, Winter Garden

Masonry Association of Florida
Available at Mid Florida Vo-Tech (OCPS) 

School-to-Work High School Program
Academy of Construction Technologies
Available at 
the following locations:

Osceola County
Build Programs
St. Cloud High School- Masonry & Building Construction Technology ( 2 separate classes)
Poinciana High School- Building Construction Technology

Seminole County
Build Programs
Lake Brantley High School – Building Construction Technology
Lake Mary High School – Building Construction Technology
Lyman High School – Building Construction Technology
Seminole High School – Building Construction Technology

School-to-Work High School Program
ACE Mentor Program
High school students are introduced to the wide range of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. Available in Orange and Seminole County high schools

Fire Sprinkler
Florida Automatic Sprinkler Training
Available at 
Seminole Community College

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida (ACCA/Central Florida)
Available at 
Westside Vo-Tech, (OCPS) 

National Accredited Training:

Multiple Trades Curriculum and web-based craft training
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Central Florida Area Public School Vocational Training:

Orange Technical College
In 2013, OCPS Tech Centers unified five technical centers into one institution, with a focus on high quality educational offerings at an affordable cost.

Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus
2900 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, Florida 32809
407.251.6047 Fax: 407.251.6197

Seminole State College of Florida 
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199

Florida Department of Education Statewide Resources:

Richard (Ted) Norman, Program Director
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 754
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Apprenticeship: 850-245-0454
Phone: 850-245-9039
Fax: 850-245-9010

Secondary and Post-Secondary Construction Training in Florida: Architecture and Construction
Rod Duckworth, Chancellor
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 734
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0446
Fax: 850-245-9052