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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours

Be a change agent in workforce training

With a certificate in leadership in workforce development, you’ll design and implement the training curriculum needed to improve the skills for current employees or prospective job applicants. This UCF Online program will equip industry and training experts alike to develop professional training across any sector and setting, including corporations, military and professional organizations and more. Careers in workforce development include business and corporate training, HR development and training consultation.

Upon completing this program, you’ll unleash your full potential as a highly effective leader in workforce development. You’ll leverage research-based teaching techniques, scholarly learning, and leadership development to implement workplace learning programs that enrich the professional lives of others.

The leadership in workforce development certificate can be completed in as little as one year. Throughout the program, you’ll have the tools, resources and support you need to thrive, including a dedicated Success Coach. Get started today and inspire students to excel in career and workforce fields.

Workforce Trainer in the classroom

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Experiential Learning in Career and Workforce Education Programs

Explore various experiential learning methods (apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, etc.) and the needed competency achievements to establish, manage and coordinate programs within career and workforce education.

Examine the achievement of knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the initial determination, planning, organization, and implementation of new or expanded adult, career and workforce education and technical education institutions or programs.

Review the qualities of leadership in workforce development, human resource development, talent management, and technical/industry training to include duties, environment, budget, personnel management and policy.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop curriculum and training plans for on-the-job education
  • Identify workforce skill gaps
  • Direct workplace skills and technical knowledge instruction

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2020 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • HR Trainer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Training Consultant