The education and training alliance with higher education partners, like UWF, complements the quality student development programs already established in the regions’ college networks. This alliance also complements the quality manufacturing academy programs launched across Northwest Florida by including those already employed by our manufacturing members.  Through a partnership between the University of West Florida and the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council, select quality improvement training is being offered to our members at no cost.

Orthographic Projection Training (Blueprint Reading)

Registration and Class Schedule:

Wednesday, Oct. 31 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)


Vertex Aerospace Crestview

Course Description:

Identify views in orthographic projections, types of lines and their purposes, auxiliary and sectional views, and differences in first and third-angle projections. An introduction of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) will also be included. Practice exercises include projection of normal, inclined, and oblique surfaces and creation of “paper dolls” to visualize complex geometries.

Project Management Professional

Time Commitment:

5 Days (3 Days in class)

Registration and Class Schedule:

Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Thursday, Nov. 8; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


$1,900 (No cost to NWFMC members)

Total Number of Participants:



Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center

Course Description:

Project management is growing exponentially. It’s now used in virtually all industries, such as: construction, health care, government, education and engineering. Projects are how these organizations streamline to improve productivity. Expertise in project management is a source of security, prosperity and power to these survivors. To take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification test, 35 contact hours of project management education are needed. These hours must include “content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and integration management.

Who Should Attend?

The Project Management program is designed for professionals seeking PMP certification or for other business professionals seeking to improve their professional repertoire with knowledge of project management.

Certification Information:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course; however, if you plan to take the PMP Exam, you will need a Bachelor’s degree and 4,500 hours of project management experience in addition to this course, or a High School Diploma or GED and 7,500 hours of project management experience.