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Empowering you to have a brighter, healthier future.

Feeding Tampa Bay’s FRESHforce program provides workforce development and on-the-job training to individuals with barriers to employment. Explore different industries, obtain certifications, earn a stipend, and network with potential employers.

Ongoing Training Programs

FRESHforce offers ongoing courses across 3 different industries: culinary, warehouse logistics, and truck driving. Across all tracks, students earn a stipend, learn soft skills, gain customer service, interview, and resume writing experience, and obtain industry-standard certifications to enhance job prospects.

Culinary Training

Work in a commercial kitchen and pursue a career in the food service industry.

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Distribution/Operations Training

Gain the operational skills needed to obtain a job in warehouse logistics.

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Truck Driving

Perfect the skills needed to drive a Class B truck.

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FRESHforce is undergoing a certification process with the State of Florida and we are therefore not accepting applications at this time. If you recently applied for one of our programs, we will let you know as soon as we set a date for our next orientation.

For more information, please contact Mike Perkins at or 813-596-5943.

Seasonal Barista Training Program powered by Starbucks

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During this week-long training program, learn the barista basics – like the origins of coffee, different types of roasts, espressos, teas, and more! Gain the skills and customer service training you need to thrive in the barista field. Each student will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the training program.

Apply if you are interested in starting a career in the hospitality industry, growing your professional skills, building relationships with customers, and showcasing your energetic personality. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

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Become a Partner of FRESHforce

If you have questions about the program or are interested in becoming a FRESHforce partner, please contact Mike Perkins at or 813-596-5943.