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Wall Graphic Highlights Advanced Manufacturing Programs...

Check out this fun wall graphic that highlights Valencia College students in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center conference room. Our Accelerated Skills Training program team uses this meeting space regularly to host local businesses and leaders, like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Lockheed Martin, Amazon, Ashley Furniture, BRIDG and even state and local officials, to discuss […]

High School Students Compete in Design Competition at...

A canoe, horseshoe, train and wagon wheel — these are just a few of the bike-rack themes related to Osceola County history that eighth- through 12th-grade students from Kissimmee’s Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy designed for a contest in partnership with their school, Valencia College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) and Osceola County. On Thursday, May […]

Valencia’s Electronic Board Assembly Program is...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Thursday, February 21, 2019, was a proud day for five students as they completed Valencia College’s eighth cohort of the Electronic Board Assembly program. This 10-week, 250-hour, short-term program provides skill-based training on soldering, wire harnessing and cabling and is designed to prepare students for an entry-level career as an electronic […]

Osceola County Proclaims October Manufacturing Month

Osceola County Commissioners Fred Hawkins Jr. and Cheryl Grieb presented Valencia College with an official proclamation, declaring October as Manufacturing Month in Osceola County, during a special event held at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Mike Kepner, director, Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, explained that Manufacturing Month is designed to inspire our next generation of manufacturers and […]

Learn More About the Advanced Manufacturing Training...

If you know someone who may be interested in electronic board assembly, mechatronics, CNC machining, welding or transportation logistics specialist accelerated skills training, our Continuing Education team will host open houses on Thursday evenings this summer at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at 1099 Shady Lane, Kissimmee. Please invite anyone you think may be interested […]

Spread the Word – Advanced Manufacturing Open House

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Did you know that nearly 90 percent of Valencia students who complete a short-term training program at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center are employed in a high-wage, high-demand career? The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, which is located three miles from the Osceola Campus […]

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center Creates Talent...

Through a potential partnership with Bridging the Innovation Development Gap (BRIDG), a smart-sensor organization that manages and operates the new Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, which officially opened in Kissimmee on Thursday, April 13, 2017, additional high-tech job opportunities may become available for Valencia students. According to Joe Battista, vice president, global, professional and continuing […]

Centers for Accelerated Training Expansion on the Horizon

You may have heard that Valencia has plans to expand some Advanced Manufacturing Training programs to our future Downtown Campus. We are in preliminary discussions to expand the Centers for Accelerated Training, which offer accelerated skills training programs that train unemployed and underemployed individuals for high-wage, high-demand positions, to the Downtown Campus. “We want to service the community […]

The Power is On at the New Advanced Manufacturing...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Officially, the POWER IS ON at Valencia’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center — literally — as in lieu of the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Valencia President Sandy Shugart, along with Valencia’s District Board of Trustees Chair Lew Oliver, a manufacturing program student and a graduate, pressed the large “Power On” button that […]

Valencia’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is Now ...

The staff of the Valencia Advanced Manufacturing Training Program moved into its new location, and classes began on Monday, January 4, 2016. The site is located at 1099 Shady Lane in Kissimmee. “The 17,000-square-foot site will be used to immerse our students in the real world of manufacturing through hands-on manufacturing life experiences and train students seeking nationally recognized industry […]