Columbia County, Florida

Economic Development Department

Workforce & Education

Workers prepared to meet your needs

With a labor force of more than 800,000 within an hour’s drive and more than 20 colleges and universities within 75 miles, Columbia County businesses don’t have to look hard to find well prepared and motivated workers.

Here in Columbia County, our schools are preparing students for success in several of today’s high-tech, high demand fields with vocational training including:

  • Engineering Technology
  • Robotics
  • 3-D printing and auto-CAD
  • Business Administration
  • Welding
  • Culinary Arts
  • Agricultural technology and mechanics
  • Allied Health
  • Animal Sciences and Services

At the Columbia High School, when students graduate from the four-year Global Logistics Career Academy, they’re ready to begin a career in global logistics, materials handling, and distribution. Students can also prepare for jobs in the aviation industry at the Aviation Maintenance Academy.

With so many colleges and universities nearby, students here and in surrounding counties have a wealth of options for continuing their education in programs like advanced manufacturing, welding, automation and production technology, pneumatics and motors, engineering technology, agriculture, food and resource economics, supply chain management, logistics, transportation, forestry, food sciences, and many more. The higher education opportunities for young people here produce thousands of workers each year with the skills you need for your business.

CareerSource Florida Crown can help you find them with recruiting assistance, customized training programs, and grants to help offset training costs.

Here at Columbia County, we’re ready to help, too. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you connect with the best and the brightest our workforce has to offer!