Empowering you to have a brighter, healthier future.

Feeding Tampa Bay’s FRESHforce program provides workforce development and on-the-job training to individuals with barriers to employment. Explore different industries, obtain certifications, earn a stipend, and network with potential employers.

Barista Training Program powered by Blind Tiger Coffee Roasters

During this week-long training program, learn the barista basics – like the origins of coffee, different types of roasts, espressos, teas, and more! Gain the skills and customer service training you need to thrive in the barista field. Each student will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the training program.

Apply if you are interested in starting a career in the hospitality industry, growing your professional skills, building relationships with customers, and showcasing your energetic personality. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Applications for the Barista Training Program are closed at this time.
Program dates: Monday, August 2nd – Friday, August 6th

Ongoing Training Programs

FRESHforce offers ongoing courses across 3 different industries: culinary, warehouse logistics, and truck driving. Across all tracks, students earn a stipend, learn soft skills, gain customer service, interview, and resume writing experience, and obtain industry-standard certifications to enhance job prospects.

Culinary Training

Work in a commercial kitchen and pursue a career in the food service industry.

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Warehouse Logistics

Gain the operational skills needed to obtain a job in warehouse logistics.

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Truck Driving

Perfect the skills needed to drive a Class B truck.

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Apply to the FRESHforce program below or print the application. To print, click the Apply Now button below, right-click and select print. Please apply by August 18, 2021 by 5pm to be considered for the next cohort.

Become a Partner of FRESHforce

If you have questions about the program or are interested in becoming a FRESHforce partner, please contact Mike Perkins at or 773-710-5252.