New Classes Available For Displaced Workers

By  //  June 28, 2012

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Transitioning To New Skills

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Former NASA contractor employees and others who have been laid off or have received a notice of lay off in Brevard County and who have a knack for Information Technology may be eligible to participate in a no-cost program that can give them a quick, clear foundation for new, stable careers in the burgeoning IT economy.

Brevard WorkForce is offering classes in August in the Drupal Career Starter Program™ to help displaced workers transition to new careers. (Shutterstock image)

Brevard Workforce is using state and federal grants for this second offering of the Drupal Career Starter Program™, which focuses on Drupal, an open source content management system with wide-scale adoption globally.

Twenty no-cost slots are available to eligible applicants for the 10-week course beginning Aug. 21 in Cocoa Village.

Applications are available at and will be accepted through Aug. 3 with classes starting Aug. 21.

The 70-hour course, developed and presented by Cocoa-based DrupalEasy, takes place two nights per week at the Cocoa Civic Center, after which eligible participants will enjoy paid internships with companies and organizations to hone the practical application of their newly developed skills.

Michael Anello, a leader in the Florida Drupal Community, will lead the program, which includes technical training as well as guidance into participating in the worldwide Drupal community.

Drupal is a content management platform powering millions of websites and applications globally, including high profile sites like and

It is an IT area with explosive job growth and on-going potential for professionals versed and experienced in its application to become part of an active and diverse community of people around the world.

Thousands of jobs are posted online at sites including, and that offer upwards of $45 per hour for those with a solid background and experience.

These jobs are often virtual or contracting positions designed for telecommuting.

For more information, all Brevard Workforce at 321-504-7600.