WorkforceDiverse, well-trained and ready to get down to business
From career academies, which expedite preparedness of middle and high school students with college credit courses and industry certifications, to Florida’s 12th State University, Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly) and Polk State College’s Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center specializing in incumbent worker training, the Winter Haven community is committed to producing and maintaining an educated, skilled workforce.
The talent—and volume—to power your business
With access to more than 9 million people within 100 miles, you’ll have no trouble finding workers with the experience and expertise to fit your industry. Logistics? Manufacturing? Medical? Infotech? We’ve got you covered.
EASILY ASSEMBLE THE TALENT YOU NEED
People in Greater Winter Haven
People within 50 Miles
Colleges and Universities within a 20-Minute Drive
Polk County’s Education System Is a Strength.
Florida Polytechnic and Polk State College are prime examples of educational institutions working directly with the private sector to conduct research and training that meets the needs of industry. As Winter Haven expands its regional connectivity, Florida Polytechnic and Polk State are leading the way in workforce development to meet the growing demands of the region.
100+ Career Academies
Polk State College
Polk State College is a multi-campus institution serving more than 24,000 students that provides more than $481 million in economic impact to Polk County. Its core mission is to deliver the highest caliber education for students from all walks of life. At the College of Business, Technology and Engineering, Polk State’s programs include Accounting Technology, Business Operational Management, Supply Chain Management, Computer Network Engineering, Aerospace and Engineering Technology, Computer Systems and Business Analysis and Digital Media Technology.
Polk State Corporate College & Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center
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