CareerREADY Program



CareerREADY provides short-term, customized courses to meet the demand for specialized workers. In partnership with local employers, this program is integrated with work-based learning opportunities to give participants real-time knowledge of work environments and practices.

TRAINING LOCATION: The Science Center of Pinellas, 7701 22nd Avenue North - St. Petersburg, FL 33710


  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Soldering & Cabling



Why wait to start your new career? We are currently enrolling interested individuals in our Construction Trades and Soldering Training courses.  The best way to enroll is to call our Program Coordinator, Yvette Weiss at (727) 608-2451.  She will personally walk you through the enrollment process, explain in-depth what to expect during your training and provide you with resources to help you get a job in your new field.  We are constantly working with local employers to ensure that our training participants have expanded career opportunities once they complete the program.  Plus, we keep our class sizes small to help benefit you and your learning experience.



Personalized instruction. Expert career guidance. Industry certifications. Higher Wages.  

What are you waiting for? Start your new career today. 



Construction Training

Learn the fundamentals of construction! Students will be exposed to OSHA safety, basic math, print reading, HVAC fundamentals, plumbing fundamentals, sheet rock, masonry, and basics of electrical wiring. Successful participants are referred to local construction employers and apprenticeship programs for direct hire, apprenticeship program enrollment, paid work experience, or on-the-job training opportunities.Training modules will offer applied experience in trades such as:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting


Learn the skills necessary for obtaining a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. Through self-paced classes, individuals enrolled in this program have the opportunity to earn one or more of the following AHLEI certifications in less than one week.

  • Guest Service
  • Desk Representative
  • Guest Room Attendant
  • Restaurant Server
  • Maintenance Employee
  • Food Prep

Microsoft Office Specialist

Become Microsoft certified in as little as 3-weeks! Microsoft Office Certification builds career readiness through proven Microsoft Office skills. Here is your opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications in an open lab learning environment with small study groups and individual attention.

Soldering & Cabling

Come learn electronic assembly and earn J Standard and IPC 610 Certifications! Both the J Standard and IPC 610 credentials are industry recognized/required soldering and inspection programs for aerospace, defense, medical and a variety of other electronic assembly industries.




For more information on any of these training programs, please contact Yvette Weiss at 727-608-2498,

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and meet eligibility requirements to participate in the pre-vocational programs.