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Florida TRADE Consortium

Florida TRADE ConsortiumThe Florida TRADE Consortium is a partnership of twelve state and community colleges located throughout the state of Florida. Together the group has been awarded a $15 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop and implement technical training programs and services for displaced and unemployed workers, incumbent workers, students, and returning veterans that will lead to employment and potential promotions in the manufacturing sector. To learn more about statewide opportunities in manufacturing go to

GCSC is proud to be a part of this consortium. Through this grant, the college has created an educational pathway to a career in Advanced Manufacturing. See Program Opportunities for details.

Consortium members:

  • St. Petersburg College
  • Broward College
  • Daytona State College
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Gulf Coast State College
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Indian River State College
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Pasco Hernando Community College
  • Polk State College
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Valencia College

Contact Information:

Naisy Dolar
GCSC Florida TRADE Program Manager
850-769-1551 ext. 3321 or

Faye Hardee
GCSC Florida TRADE Assistant Coordinator
850-769-1551 ext. 4012 or

Maria Lofton
CareerSource Florida TRADE Program Manager
850-872-4340 ext. 107 or