Workforce resources guide

The Center for Business & Industry
Helps organizations reach their highest potential by offering customized courses and services that can be delivered at any location. Programs include short-term training, conferences, seminars and technical assistance to better prepare organizations and workers to compete and thrive in emerging global markets.
Frank Mercer, Director
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 
Building 150, Room 300
(386) 506-4461

Institute for Health Services
Provides continuing education programs for health professionals, including nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, respiratory care practitioners, occupational and physical therapists, dietitians/nutritionists and more. Courses can be customized and delivered on-site or at any Daytona State College campus.
Michelle Johnson-Jones, MSC, MSTL, BA, Coordinator
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Building 320, Room 540B
(386) 506-4419
Maggie Muszka, Staff Assistant
(386) 506-3522

New Directions
New Directions helps individuals gain marketable skills through specialized college-level and vocational training that can lead to immediate entry into many career and technical occupations.

The program offers supplemental funding to Pell eligible students enrolled in a vocational certificate or A.S. degree program with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. To be eligible you must meet at least one of the eligibility requirements to take advantage of the services offered through New Directions: Single Parent (male or female), Displaced Homemaker, Non-Traditional Student (those careers having less than 25% of their gender).

Funding for New Directions is made possible in part through the support of Daytona State College and Florida Department of Education, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Programs, Section 132

Daytona State College
Center for Women and Men
New Directions Program
(386) 506-3068

Small Business Development Center
Sponsors a variety of workshops and seminars on how to increase business productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, and provides business owners with access to valuable research tools and individual business management assistance. Certified Business Analysts provide free and confidential counseling either face-to-face, over the telephone or by email.
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Building 110, Suite 236
(386) 506-4723

Volusia’s Best Initiative
The Volusia’s Best program helps area businesses meet standards of excellence through personalized training and performance planning. This initiative helps companies go from “good to great” by improving capital through business training using the “7 Keys”- systems execution; engaged employees; relationship building; vision and leadership; information technology; capital management; and exceeding expectations. It combines activity-based training, online learning, university research and one-on-one professional consulting to help companies avoid pitfalls and achieve high levels of performance. The program is customizable based on each business’s specific needs, and gives CEU’s & certification to businesses with little or no cost to company.

Dr. Sheryl Weems
Associate Vice President of the College of Workforce, Continuing and Adult Education
Daytona State College
1200 W. Intl. Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-4408

UCF Business Incubation Program
The UCF Business Incubation Program offers three programs:
Preincubation – Helps create and launch scalable startups with coaching, tools and resources
Incubation – Designed to help new and struggling early-stage businesses develop into financially stable companies.
Soft Landing Program – Assists international and domestic companies looking to relocate to this area.

The Daytona Beach International Airport incubator was established in July 2011, as a partnership between the University of Central Florida, Volusia County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

Connie Bernal, Site Manager
UCF Business Incubation Program
601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 872-3101

Career Source Florida
Career Source Florida offers Employee Training programs to build and retain your team with The Incumbent Worker Training Program that upgrades existing team’s skills to heighten morale, improve retention and advancement in your company, with financial assistance provided through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

On-the-Job Training provides the opportunity to train new hires in their actual work environment, while a portion of the employee’s wages may be reimbursed to the employer during the training period.

Quick Response Training Program (QRT) is an employer-driven training program that is customizable, flexible, and responsive to individual company needs and designed to assist new and existing businesses with the necessary training for expansion. The company may use in-house training, outside vendor training programs or a local educational entity to provide training. This program includes reimbursable training expenses through the FloridaFlex training grants program.

FloridaFlex is a customized grant program to help cover training costs for new hires and to assist small businesses with employee skills upgrades.

Career Source Flagler Volusia
Speedway Business Plaza
359 Bill France Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Leadership Daytona
A three month program of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce designed as an immersive experience that engages class members in a unique and powerful opportunity to solve a specific community issue while learning from each other and other community leaders to aid in their understanding and empowerment for advanced leadership skills.

Leadership Daytona
Janet Kersey, Executive Vice President & COO
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
126 E. Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education programs.

Programs include:
Starting Your Business:
5-workshop program gives you a practical overview of the fundamentals required to start a small business.

Growing Your Business:
Provides free business assessment, free mentoring, workshops and roundtables to help you identify and discover how to leverage specific areas of potential growth for your business.

America’s Small Business Championship initiative:
This initiative rewards 102 small businesses around the country for the sacrifices they have made to make their businesses successful with a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, all-expense paid attendance at a Championship Training & Networking Celebration, SCORE mentoring for one year, and significant national publicity.

By providing mentorship and sharing ethically sound business practices, SCORE’s nationwide initiatives help entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages in their professional lives.

SCORE – Volusia/Flagler
Bobbi Stanton
Office Administrator
149 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 301, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

ADC: Adult Degree Completion Program
Stetson University offers an Adult Degree Completion Program (ADC) that admits adult learners who are determined to finish their bachelor’s degree.

Stetson University
Adult Degree Completion Admissions
Shawnrece D. Campbell
Director and Chair, Organizational Leadership Program
(386) 822-7100

ERAU is committed to continuing professional education and lifelong learning courses through a variety of aviation focused short-courses. These courses are tailored for industry professionals involved in the operations, management, and supervision of aviation organizations. ERAU also offers customized training from multiple organizations around the globe, and creates customized programs for organizations to offer on campus or onsite. Past customized offerings have included the DOE-Office of Aviation Management, Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Air National Guard, Civil Aviation Administration of China, South Korean National Forest Aviation Division & P&W.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 226-6928

UCF offers credit and noncredit courses, as well as expert test prep programs, for students, groups and individuals in the community to gain skills and get certified. Continuing education services are a great way to earn a competitive edge in your career.

UCF DCE offers a variety of customized/private corporate training programs in a cost-effective and flexible format with a focus on the organization’s bottom line efficiency and employee-based skill gaps. UCF offers training and development geared for any employee, from frontline, supervisory/mid-management to the executive level in such topics as Leadership Development, Supervisory and Management skills, Executive coaching and community of practice strategies, Human Resource Development, Project Management, Team-oriented strategies, Business Communication, Work Styles and Behaviors, Strategic Planning, Computer and Information Technologies, Health Care, Fiber Optics, and many others.
UCF Continuing Education
Innovative Center
3280 Progress Drive, Suite 700, Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 882-0260

The Online College develops and implements 11 high-quality distance education degree programs and certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These programs help students prepare for a new career, enhance their professional skills or simply expand their knowledge base with the flexibility of being able to learn from anywhere in the world. All online faculty members and students taking online courses have access to best practices in instructional and technical support.
Bethune-Cookman University
Arletha McSwain Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Online and Professional Studies
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-2094

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Program for High School Students:
Get a head start. Palmer Chiropractic recommends high school students take classes now in biology, chemistry and physical sciences to prepare them for the Chiropractic degree. Students can earn up to 20 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Palmer College of Chiropractic
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Academic Affairs
4777 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129
(563) 884-5466