Welcome to the Northwest Florida Career Pathways Portal. The Portal is designed to help you find different careers in Northwest Florida - and then, explore pathways to help you reach those career goals. Educational institutions and Workforce Development Boards throughout Northwest Florida have worked together to build this Portal to showcase careers and educational opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.
Northwest Florida jobs are grouped into six careers. This site will help you identify a career and an occupation that interests you, and point you toward an educational program to prepare you for it.
Learn more about a career in Aviation, Aerospace, Defense, National Security)
We have information on more than 400 occupations available in Northwest Florida, including salary and other information.
Learn more about Aerospace engineers)
Learn more about our partner institution, University of West Florida
The University of West Florida, with campuses in Pensacola and along the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida, is one of the region's prized resources. UWF, established in 1963, is one of 11 public universities in Florida. Well known for its small class sizes, individualized learning experiences and student interaction with faculty, the university offers bachelor's and master's degrees, including numerous on-line programs, in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Professional Studies, as well as education specialist's degrees and a doctorate in education.
Enrollment on all UWF campuses now numbers more than 11,000 students. UWF is recognized as a Best College in the Southeast by The Princeton Review and one of the best colleges to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
UWF athletic teams are a major force in NCAA Division II competition. The Argonauts have won 54 Gulf South Conference Championships since 1994 in such sports as baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball and are proudly "building champions for life." Men's golf and tennis teams each have captured two national championships.
One of UWF's most acclaimed features is its beautiful main campus, a 1,600-acre nature preserve. Self-guided walks through the campus woodlands provide glimpses of birds, raccoons, rabbits and other native wildlife.
Among the university's most recent facility additions is its stunning, new School of Science and Engineering Building, which opened spring 2010. Heritage Hall, a modern student residence building with capacity for 250, will provide additional on-campus living options fall 2010. A new Health and Wellness Center is expected to open spring 2011.
Campus tours begin at the UWF Admissions Office in Hopkins Hall at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each weekday. Campus maps, visitor parking information and event details are available at the UWF Welcome Center. Call 850-474-3000 or visit uwf.edu.