Employ Florida Banner Center for Construction

Strengthening the pipeline for entry-level workers in construction and building the skills and credentials of those already employed in the industry are goals of the Employ Florida Banner Center for Construction. The Banner Center focuses on bringing together entry-level to advanced workers and employers in the most economical manner and ensuring that construction programs within Florida educational institutions are relevant and meet the industry's needs and standards. Launched in 2007, the Banner Center for Construction is based in Gainesville and housed within Santa Fe College’s successful Institute of Construction and Technical Education. Under the program, Santa Fe and its partner institutions have expanded the availability of skilled crafts training using existing curricula as well as created new courses for workers in trades such as carpentry, electrical, masonry and plumbing. Among other things, the Banner Center has used its new, state-of-the-art mobile training unit to boost opportunities for Florida workers to acquire new technical skills.

Program Contact

Dug Jones
Phone (352) 395-5269



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