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Free Vocational Courses To Learn A Trade

Updated: Aug 22, 2022 By Brian Fernandes

The Tampa Vocational Institute will be offering the Intro to Construction Training program in Plant City.

This four-to-six-week course will teach students the skills to obtain a trade and is free of cost. It will be held at 4503 Coronet Rd. and those interested must enroll by Aug. 12.

In class, students can learn about plumbing, electrical, carpentry work as well as how to manage forklift operations and hazardous waste.

Those in class can achieve short-term certifications through the pre-apprenticeship program, which will prepare those for apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. Such certifications include OSHA 10, NCCER Core Curriculum, forklift operation, and HAZWOPER40.

The vocational school also partners with employers to assist with training.

Career coaching and assessment, resume writing and interview skills, time management, communication, goal setting, and other supportive services will be offered to students.

To enter the program, those interested must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Hillsborough County.

For more information or to register, visit, call (813) 513-7363, or email David Jones at


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