Business Week

Workforce Advantage Academy students’ first week of the school year is filled with activities to introduce them to the idea that they are a business of one — that they hold the power to change their own lives. Guests from the business, higher-education and military communities share their experiences and inspire the young people with the positive possibilities the future holds.

Then students break into small groups to explore career options, write resumes, work in teams and practice interviewing skills.

The week culminates in lunch, sponsored by Ken Hartsaw, CEO, to celebrate the students’ achievements and accomplishments.

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Jharisha Blackman

A 2007 graduate, Jharisha Blackman has completed her political science degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been...

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

They are doing a marvelous job of uplifting students who haven’t been successful in their academic careers and pointing them...

Rick Roach – former school board member

I worked with Workforce Advantage Academy CEO Ken Hartsaw to obtain approval for the school 10 years ago and am...

Army Brigadier Gen. Henry L. Huntley

Workforce Academy offers advantages to students and staff members advocate for the young people attending the school. “You are a...

Eric Smith

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith: “Connecting the class work to them and their lives and making it meaningful....

John Winn

Former Florida Commissioner of Education Mr. John Winn “we need to find ways to not only make their learning environment...


Our mission at Workforce Advantage Academy Inc. is to create learning environments for high school students, particularly those rising juniors and seniors who desire a different approach to reach their potential. Through attendance at Workforce Academy, our students develop the academic, employment and social skills that they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change in their communities.