CareerSource North Central Florida offers a variety of programs for job seekers, from youth to seniors, from entrepreneurship training to gaining on-the-job experience. For detailed information on our programs, visit the pages below or to the left.

Bradford County Incubator

This training program gives participants the skills and knowledge required to create and grow a business and become self-employed. This program is available to residents of Alachua and Bradford counties.

CONNECT – Professional Networking Group

The CONNECT program is a professional networking group for job seekers with an AA degree or higher or five years of experience in their field. CONNECT launched in 2009 through a partnership between the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, CareerSource NCFL (formerly FloridaWorks), the North Central Florida Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Naylor LLC., and the Florida Employment Advisory Council (FEAC).

Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational and Technology Training (HBOTT)

Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational and Technology Training (HBOTT) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration designed to allow employers to hire, train and retain qualified program eligible employees in full and part-time permanent positions.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

If you are receiving food stamps, you may be eligible for SNAP E&T. Through SNAP E&T program, volunteers may receive support services (transportation), personal job assistance, education funding and more.

Startup Quest®

Startup Quest® is a nationally recognized entrepreneurship training program that connects teams of qualified participants with successful entrepreneurs to learn the steps needed to transform an invention or discovery into a product for the marketplace — giving these professionals the training and skills to become entrepreneurs or bring their “intrapreneurship” (behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization) skills to an existing company.


FloridaWorks, Santa Fe College CIED, and David Massias, CEO of New Business Ventures, provided 42 high school students with an eight-week training seminar on technology and its evolving role in entrepreneurship development in TechQuest I.