About the Office of Career and Professional Education

Part of the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation


The Office of Career and Professional Education develops and manages projects that benefit non-traditional students, workers employed in industry, and business professionals.

Broadly, the Office of Career and Professional Education serves two important groups: (1) career-changers seeking education pathways and (2) manufacturing, financial and technical employers seeking quality improvement and leadership programs for their workforce.  In previous years, the first group benefited from a competitive grant of $3.9 million awarded to UWF to meet the demand for high-skill technical employees. UWF was one of only six universities in the United States that received H-1B awards in 2012.  The second group benefits from a state-funded initiative to support manufacturing employers.