Get trained for jobs in high demand

What kind of training will you need for a career in manufacturing or skilled trades?

While some jobs like welders, electricians and diesel mechanic require specialized training, many employers will hire you for a non-skilled position and train you for more specialized jobs while you work.

Some employers in our area offer apprenticeships where you get paid while you build your skills.

Others offer reimbursement for tuition and exam fees as you pursue the certifications your field requires.

Students learn about homebuilding at a TCBA bootcamp

Indian River State College offers a variety of training and degree programs to get you the skills you need to land the job you want.

You can explore degrees in Building Construction, Automotive Service, or Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology.

You can also explore training programs for Aviation, Carpentry, Welding, Commercial Driving or apprenticeships in Electrical and Plumbing trades.

Martin County residents can earn while they learn through Trial Employment Opportunities offered by Career Connect Martin.  Participants can learn new skills in construction trades, marine, aerospace, automotive, transportation and more.  They help remove barriers such as childcare and transportation expenses while coaching you for success.  Contact or call (772) 287-1088 x103 to learn more about these opportunities. is a partnership between CareerSource Research Coast, Indian River State College, The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, Business Development Board of Martin County, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce – Office of Economic Development, and Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation, with the mission to build awareness and create interest in the exciting careers in manufacturing and skilled trades throughout our region.