Center for Education & Career Development

The Center for Education & Career Development (CECD) provides education, employment and job training assistance to youth, adults, senior citizens and veterans.  The Center utilizes technology and various specific coursework options to support academic achievement and the physical and emotional development of youth and adults through various programs and initiatives.

  • The Employment and Training program offers job placement for clients with different levels of experience. In cooperation with prospective employers, including WorkSource Connection placement services and education institutions, the Center strives to match clients with the right skill sets to the right job prospects.  An emphasis is placed on clients to succeed in a rapidly changing and evolving 21st Century workplace. The Center includes a fully equipped computer center.  Students receive hands on computer training in classes ranging from introduction to computers to more detailed computer applications such as word process.  Workshops and training classes are held weekly at the center, which include: 
    • Interview Skills
    • Job Search Techniques
    • Communication Skills
    • Dressing for Success
    • Employment Etiquette
    • Diversity Training
    • Test Preparation
    • Self-Development

A vital service of the program is providing encouragement to those who are seeking to enter the workforce or change careers.  Clients are given the opportunity to discuss career issues and questions individually with a counselor.  The issues discussed may include making career decisions, career change, skill identification, and a variety of other careers or work concerns. 

  • The Community Partnership Program - Direct and Indirect Training  provides essential training and tools to individuals to promote their workplace excellence. Training includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • Life-skills Development
    • Resume & Job Search Techniques
    • Work Ethics
    • How to Survive the First 90 Days of Employment
    • Skills assessment success
    • Test Taking Tips
    • Interview Attire
    • Image Consultation
    • Pre-interview Counseling
    • Interview Preparation

The workshop series is offered weekly in 4 days and covers new topics and material daily. Each complete workshop is offered Monday through Thursday from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings (4 topics only) from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

  • Technology Skills Training provides computer technology skills training to adults 18 and older to individuals who are currently employed, unemployed and/or interested in becoming more technology savvy. The following Microsoft office suite courses and Intuit courses are offered monthly for beginner and advanced users:
    • Microsoft Word -  A word processing software that allows users to create and edit text documents.
    • Microsoft Excel - A spreadsheet program that present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using both basic and complex arithmetic operations and functions.
    • Microsoft PowerPoint - A powerful presentation software to convey information rich in multimedia.
    • Microsoft Publisher - An entry-level desktop publishing application that differs from Microsoft Word, emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.
    • Intuit QuickBooks - Software solutions designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. The software's features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies, training solutions.
  • Adult Self Sufficiency Initiative program helps individual’s overcome hurdles that may be holding them back from accomplishing their goals to become a successful parent. Advocate counselors will help participants create a step-by-step plan to attain their long-term goals. Through the advocacy process participants will be trained to focus on goal planning, education enhancement, jobs training, career advancement, life skills management, financial education, asset building, and public referrals for additional services all designed for success. Upon completion, participants will have learned the tools necessary to help them become a better parent to their child. 
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program provides education, job training, job placement and support to adults 18 years or older. Participants will be given the opportunity to transform their lives and roles in society by obtaining a vocational credential in the supply chain industry. (Previously funded by the Department of Labor) 
    • Supply Chain Management (LINCS) includes purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, customer service, demand planning, supply planning and supply chain management. It is made of the people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product from its suppliers to customers. Listed are job description titles and employment terms used in the industry. (Entry to mid-level jobs in the supply chain)
      • Customer Service Representatives
      • Warehouse Operator
      • Inventory Coordinator
      • Supply Chain Analyst
      • Expeditor 
      • Buyer Assistant
      • Operations Manager
      • Transportation Specialist

Future enrollment, participation and certification information will be provided through Florida State College at Jacksonville.

  • Summer Camp & Internship Program
    • The 2017 Summer Internship Employment Application is now available.

To register and learn more, contact Julia Wilson at the Center for Education and Career Development (904) 723-4030 or