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Training starts July 9 at Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus. Applications must be completed by June 26.

With ongoing construction labor shortages in Tampa Bay and across the state, job opportunities are abundant for workers with the right qualifications.

A free local training program offered by the Helen Gordon Davis Center for Women, called Women Building Futures, is working to address these growing workforce needs. The program, funded by Hillsborough County, aims to help low to moderate income women in unincorporated Hillsborough County communities explore higher paying career options in the growing construction field.

The next training session starts July 9 at Hillsborough Community College Southshore in Ruskin. The 15-week program will provide qualifying women with more than 80 hours of training to learn carpentry, drywall, painting, block masonry/finishing, flooring and construction administration. Graduates will earn certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and OSHA 10.

Women interested in the course need to attend a mandatory orientation session, present required documents to prove eligibility and complete the application process before June 26.

For more information about the program and how to apply for the upcoming session, read the full press release.

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