Education and Training

New businesses locate where there’s a skilled, energetic workforce; it’s one of their criteria when searching for a new site. Immokalee has a young and enthusiastic workforce (average age 24) ripe for training. The CRA Advisory Board, the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, and the  Chamber of Commerce have worked tirelessly to bring Immokalee educational opportunities to prepare our workforce for employment in the new sectors we want to attract.

The Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce Education Committee membership includes educators, business people, the Small Business Development Centers, the Immokalee CRA executive director, and interested citizens. The goals of the committee are to:

  • Prepare students for post secondary education opportunities and to enter to workforce
  • Promote education and training to meet the needs of our businesses
  • Support entrepreneurship and business incubation


Partners in Education

The following institutions provide primary, secondary, post-secondary (and beyond), or technical education and training opportunities to the Immokalee community: 

Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Boulevard
Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505
Phone (239) 280-2500
Click here for more information.
Collier County Public Schools
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center
5775 Osceola Trail
Naples, FL 34109
Phone (239) 377-0001
Click here for more information.
Edison State College
Collier County Campus:
7007 Lely Cultural Parkway
Naples, FL 34113-8977
Phone: (239) 732-3700

Lee County Campus:
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida, 33919
Phone: (239) 489-9300
Click here for more information.


Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Phone (239) 590-1000 or (800) 590-3428
Click here for more information.
Hodges University
Immokalee Learning Site
1170 Harvest Drive
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 657-7710
Click here for more information.
Immokalee Technical Center
508 North 9th Street
Immokalee, FL  34142
Phone: (239) 658-7080 or (239) 377-9900
Click here for more information.  
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
Career & Service Centers of Southwest Florida
Immokalee Center
750 South 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: (239) 658-3300
Click here for more information.


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