New programs added to technical center in Tampa

Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 16:31:51-04

Erwin Technical College is offering a number of new programs to help adults develop a new skill that can lead into a new career. 

The school through Hillsborough County Public Schools will start a surgical technician program in the evenings and a full time medium and heavy duty truck and bus technician program to run in collaboration with the Hillsborough County School District's transportation department.

The technical centers offer various health care, business and industrial programs to help train individuals for needed careers in the area. 

"We're teaching our students the latest and the greatest in their fields so when they go out in the field they're ready to go to work and be productive right away," said Principal Steve Briant.

Many of the students are able to apply for financial aid for the 24 programs, but no loans are offered.

The school helps find grants that do not need to be paid back. 

The hours verify for each program, but many of the classes allow you to learn skills needed to enter the workforce while in school.

Katheryn Cuevas is in the drafting industry and helps draw blueprints -- in all she has 17 months until she gets a certificate completing the classes. 

For now though, she's completed enough hours so she's able to work full-time in the industry. 

To learn more about programs, what is offered and financial assistance visit Erwin Technical College's website.