The education 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 technical engagements are being offered to our members at no cost.

This listing characterizes some of the unique programs that are available:

3D Design Using SolidWorks Fundamentals of Technical Writing Process Mapping ∙ Data Measurement and Analysis Tools Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Lean Practitioner Corrective and Preventive Action Course for the Aerospace Industry AS9100D – Internal Auditor Course Project Management Professional Introduction to CMMI for Development v1.3 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing NFPA 70E Arc Flash Compliance Systems Engineering

Compliance: Export Licensing Demystified

Compliance with U.S. Export controls is critical to the export planning process. Export licenses both constrain and enable exports. Integrating compliance into sales and fulfillment operations can reduce uncertainty, improve customer service, reduce costs and avoid trouble down the line. Learn the basics of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the international Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) from two well-respected leaders in the Florida export community. If you need a primer or refresher, this webinar is for you!

Expert Presenter, Content Moderator: Kenneth R. Mouradian, Director Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

Expert Presenter: Dr. Ozkan Erdem, Chair of the National Association of the District Export Councils and Chair of the Central-North Florida DEC

Register here by January 13.

Tooling U Training

Online Training for a More Profitable Business

Through our partnership with FloridaMakes, NWFMC now offers a premier online training solution at discounted pricing, off-setting the cost of bringing high quality, customized, on-site training to manufacturers. More than 500 unique online classes provide a broad offering of manufacturing training topics. Plus, every online course has been reviewed and validated by industry experts.

The best discounts apply to members of NWFMC. Contact your Business Advisor, Daniel Krug at dkrug@uwf.edu, (850) 612-5895 or Mary Nutial at mnutial@uwf.edu, (850) 426-9145 for additional information on this online training program and the special pricing available to members.

FloridaMakes is an industry-led public-private partnership operated by participating Regional Manufacturer Associations throughout Florida. As part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership network, FloridaMakes is the official representative of NIST MEP in the State of Florida. Register for training at Florida Makes.

Here are just a few of the training programs available: 

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Assembly/Final Stage Processes
  • Composites Processing
  • Design & Engineering
  • Foundational
  • Leadership
  • Machining
  • Maintenance
  • Stamping/Forming/Fabricating
  • Welding


  • Abrasives
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Adhesives
  • CNC
  • CNC Controls: Fanuc
  • CNC Controls: Haas
  • CNC Controls: Mazak
  • Coatings
  • Composites
  • Design & Engineering
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fasteners
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Inspection
  • Lean
  • Manual Machining
  • Materials
  • PLCs
  • PLC: Siemens
  • Press Brake
  • Quality
  • Rigging
  • Robotics
  • Safety
  • Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)
  • Soldering
  • Stamping
  • Supervisor Essentials
  • Welding
  • Workholding

AS9100 Internal Auditor Training

Schedule: Tuesday 14 Jan – Thursday 16 Jan 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Meet the training requirements for internal auditors for Management Systems through training in the principles and current interpretation of the requirements as related to AS9100D and the ISO 19011 audit guideline document. The course provides students with a uniform interpretation of the standard requirements related to auditing of Aerospace Management Systems, and the examination evaluates participants as potential auditors. Learn critical knowledge for your staff and management and qualify additional staff to conduct internal audits.

Who Should Attend? Current or future internal auditors of aerospace
management systems

Key Topics:

Understand the AS9100D requirements
Interpret the AS9100D requirements within an audit scenario
Identify nonconformities in an audit scenario
Understand terminology and definitions as they apply to the AS9100D auditing process
Identify the knowledge and skills associated with internal audits
Identify audit principles
Identify roles and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor