Skilled Trades Resource Center

Are you looking for a career in the skilled trades industry? Stop by the Skilled Trades Resource Center for everything you need to know about the latest apprenticeship program offerings, as well as information from our very own show exhibitors that are hiring.

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We are your local hardware store and we are a part of your community. Ace Hardware has over 5,000 stores around the world with the majority of those stores independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. These hard working men and women are part of the fabric of your community. They are small business owners who are local and loyal...just like it ought to be. While others have become large and impersonal, at Ace, we've remained small and very personal. That's why we say a visit to Ace, is like a visit to your neighbor.

Ace stores come in all sizes and shapes based on the needs of each individual neighborhood. We have small, urban stores, large rural stores and everything in between. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden, tools, local niche services and virtually anything you'll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home. And of course, Ace is most certainly the place with the helpful hardware folks!

Proctor Ace is here to make your job easier. Did you know we can deliver a lot of items to your job site or business the same day for free?

We are a family-owned, local business proudly serving Jacksonville since 1936

Be sure to visit us in The Skilled Trades Resource Center and visit our website


Electrical Training Alliance of Jacksonville Apprenticeship Program

The Electrical Training Alliance of Jacksonville (ETAJ) produces the most Highly qualified electrical apprentices and journeyworker professionals in the field today. 

We are committed to the education of apprentices and journeymen in the organized electrical industry. That strong commitment manifests itself in quality apprenticeship and journeyman level training programs in commercial and industrial electrical technology and voice-data-video technology.   Individuals participating in the various programs can receive college level credit.  Beyond that, they may improve their skill level through continuing education units.. The JEJATC is state registered and VA approved apprenticeship training center committed to helping all training participants reap the rewards of their efforts by constantly updating, improving and developing state-of-the-art training programs of the highest caliber.

Be sure to visit us in The Skilled Trades Resource Center and visit our website


Jacksonville Plumbers & Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Trust

One of the main priorities of our organization is training qualified technicians that can handle any job. This is why we offer the best 5 year certification program, with thousands of hours of on the job training.

Joining our organization means you are joining over a thousand local members with the same goals as you. From plumbing to HVAC, our members come from a wide range of backgrounds, with the simple principle in common: We know how to get the job done right!


Be sure to visit us in The Skilled Trades Resource Center and visit our website