The Treasure Coast and Indian River County region possess a large, experienced workforce. It is estimated that over 500 skilled labors are available for employment that have manufacturing experience from the aviation and space industries.
Workforce Solutions is a key employment contact point for your business needs. The following information is taken from the Workforce Solutions website outlining their services.
"Workforce Solutions provides a system throughout the region that connects employers and jobseekers. This system offers many programs and services that may be accessed through different gateways, including a virtual network, Career Centers, Mobile Career Centers, community-based partnerships, and a toll-free hotline.
Business is our primary customer. Incentives provide reimbursement for training costs to defray the expense for employers who prefer to train their workers. Other tools, such as our Employer Learning Library, support the training of a workforce at a low cost. Job fairs assist businesses with their recruitment strategies, and special workshops on retention teach employers how to keep a workforce. We make it easier to find appropriately trained, skilled workers and to build the skills of an existing workforce. Our professional Business Services Consultants serve as liaisons to the business community, analyze an employer’s workforce needs, and customize services and programs according to the employer’s goals.
Workers are our primary commodity. We recruit, train, and place workers into the marketplace. Workforce Solutions provides job search and job placement activities, career and technical training scholarships, career planning, assessment, work readiness certification, resume building, and support services that assist workers to prepare for and retain employment. Trained professionals in our service delivery sites work closely with workers to ensure their success in the workplace.
Workforce Solutions partners with our local educational organizations to ensure a trained pipeline of workers for the local labor market. Our Youth Council, consisting of representatives from the k-14 educational partners, identifies the workforce training needs of young adults and translates those needs into the appropriate programs and services. Annually, working with our partners, we deliver a conference for youth ages 14 through 21 to raise awareness of careers, and the need for education and job training. Our Board also sponsors scholarships for youth who meet eligibility requirements.
Further information is available at the Workforce Solutions website at www.yourworkforcesolutions.com.
Sebastian is in the Indian River County School District, which is among the highest-ranking systems in the State of Florida, having public, charter and private primary and secondary schools.
We are proud that Indian River County School District was one of only 21 out of 67 school districts designated as academically high-performing by the Florida State Board of Education
To learn more about the School District, please go to their website at www.indianriverschools.org.
Indian River State College (IRSC) is the area’s main four year college. The main campus is located in Ft. Pierce with a local campus in Vero Beach. There is also an IRSC satellite campus in Sebastian.
The IRSC website may be accessed at www.irsc.edu.
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966
Indian River State College's Mueller Campus is the educational hub for residents of Indian River County. Thousands of area residents benefit from IRCC programs for university transfer, career training, professional and personal development, as well as customized business training and free Adult Education/GED Preparation.
3209 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
Forty-two buildings on 252-acres comprise IRSC's beautifully landscaped Main Campus in the coastal city of Fort Pierce. The Main Campus is a hub of activity with programs for university transfer, career training, professional and personal development, customized business training and free Adult Education/GED Preparation. Academic counseling, financial aid information, and in-person, telephone and online registration are available.
IRSC has the capability of tailoring an education program to meet the requirements of your business.
Florida Institute of Technology
For those requiring more technical schooling, Florida Institute of Technology is located in Palm Bay, some 20 miles north of Sebastian. For more information, click here to visit FIT on the Internet.