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Bank of America Awards $300K to Valencia to Retrain...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Valencia College has been awarded $300,000 by Bank of America to train a growing number of Orlando residents who are seeking to gain employment in the skilled trades through the Accelerated Skills Training programs. This is the largest award given by Bank of America to an Orlando-based non-profit this year. While […]

News 13 Spotlights Valencia College Student’s...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Valencia College’s Accelerated Skills Training Program and musician turned welding student Milka Ramos were featured in a News Channel 13 story. The article and accompanying video mention how the “Great Resignation” due to the pandemic caused many people to look for new careers. According to the news article, “Before COVID-19, the school’s Accelerated […]

Governor Awards $3.7M to Valencia to Train Robotics Techn...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, that $3.7 million has been awarded through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to Valencia College to start a robotics technician program to support semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing in Osceola County. The newest Accelerated Skills Training program will be located on the Osceola […]

Accelerated Skills Training Program Featured in The...

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 The Hechinger Report recently featured our Accelerated Skills Training (AST) program in an article about colleges and universities that are allowing students to start training programs whenever they want (instead of limiting students to start dates at the beginning of a semester) and work toward their credentials full time, resulting in them […]

Valencia Unveils New Center for Accelerated Training...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Valencia College officially opened the doors of the Center for Accelerated Training – Northwest Orlando — where we expect to train more than 500 adults each year in fields such as construction, manufacturing, logistics, information technology and healthcare — on Friday, November 12, 2021, during a celebration attended by more than 200 people. […]

Thank You Professional and Continuing Education Veterans

Thursday, November 11, 2021 By Max Kuchenreuther, Social Media Manager, Continuing and Professional Education The team at Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) salutes our veterans who have answered the call to serve our country. For us at PCE, it is an honor to recognize a large number of our staff members and instructors who have protected […]

COVID-impacted Workers Retrain for New Careers in...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 As Central Florida’s tourism industry rebounds in the wake of the pandemic, some workers are not returning to their previous employment  — they’re retraining for new careers through Valencia College’s Accelerated Skills Training programs. Check out this piece from Spectrum News 13 that features two students who are now retraining for new […]

Kudos to Mark Hughes for Training Workers in The Bahamas

Left to right: BTVI’s Chairman Kevin Basden; Mark Hughes; Minister Lloyd and BTVI’s President Robert W. Robertson. Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Kudos to Mark Hughes, administrative manager, continuing and professional education, who recently received a plaque from the Honorable Jeffrey Lloyd, the Bahamas Minister of Education, in appreciation of his work with the Bahamas Technical and […]

Valencia’s Accelerated Skills Training Program...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Valencia College’s Accelerated Skills Training (AST) program was recently featured on the national higher education news site, Higher Ed Dive, regarding hands-on training programs in rural and underserved communities. The article, which features interviews with Vice President of Global, Professional and Continuing Education Joe Battista, Assistant Vice President of Global, Professional and Continuing […]

Girl Power: Electrical Powerline Technician Jessica Giles

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Meet Jessica Giles, the first female graduate of Valencia College’s Electrical Powerline Technician Accelerated Skills Training program. In this program, Jessica learned to install, maintain and repair the nation’s power infrastructure to keep our homes and businesses running. Watch a video about her experience in the program (and her climbing a very […]