Employer List

A Few Current Workforce Employers


Workforce Advantage Academy Employers

The Workforce Advantage Academy Employers represent a broad range of potential employment opportunities for Academy students. The following previous and current employers have positions that reflect a diverse array of skilled career paths. WAA Employers readily embrace the Academy concept, showing a true desire by the business community to support this innovative approach to education, training and jobs.

Specialty Industries

  • Orange County Public Library
  • ABC Fine Wine and Spirits
  • Orlando science center
  • PDQ Printing Services
  • Bags, Inc.
  • Remax towncenter
  • Xerographic
  • ASG Reprographics
  • Staples


  • Comp USA
  • ESQ Computer Solutions
  • DEI Services Corporation
  • Direct Wireless
  • Repair Resources


  • Publix
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Walmart
  • Marshalls
  • Walgreens
  • Starbucks
  • Kool treats
  • McDonald’s


  • Goodyear Tires
  • Flying windows tinters

Veterinarian Services

  • Kirkpatrick animal hospital


  • Dew Glass
  • Lockheed Martin
  • ADP Surfaces


  • Universal Orlando
  • Country Club of Orlando
  • Disney World
  • SeaWorld
  • Wet ‘n Wild
  • Coco Key
  • Fun Spot
  • Whirley Dome


  • Mercantile Bank
  • C. Florida Postal Credit Union


  • Miller Sellen Conner & Walsh
  • Welbro


  • Debeaubien, Knight Simmons, Martizaris & Neal LLP
  • Public Defender, ninth judicial circuit
  • Hayes & Laurent, P.A
  • Dean Mead, Egerton, Et. Al
  • U.S Customs


  • Fry Hammond Barr Advertising
  • Cinemark USA Inc./Regal
  • Gotcha Media
  • Appleton Creative

Workforce Partners

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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.