AmSkills is an industry-led economic and workforce development initiative governed by the ICTC Governing Board which oversees the management of 5 proposed Industry Certified Training Centers (ICTC) in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties. The ICTC Governing Board oversees the proper use and distribution of state and county funds to foster workforce skills development for advanced manufacturing in the Tampa Bay area through apprenticeship training.
The ICTC Governing Board is a newly formed P3 (Public-Private-Partnership) government entity established through an Interlocal Agreement doing business as the American Manufacturing Skills Initiative (AmSkills) consisting of an 11 member Board of Directors including 3 County Commissioners (one from each county); 3 County School Superintendents (one from each County); 3 primary Manufacturers (one from each County) and Community State Colleges, Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC) and St. Petersburg College (SPC).
ICTC Governing Board Executive Committee
ICTC Governing Board Chair
Peter Buczynsky President, PharmaWorks (Pasco County)
ICTC Governing Board Vice-Chair
Derek Diaz, Bic Graphic (Pinellas County)
ICTC Governing Board Treasurer
Dr. Lori Romano, School District Superintendent (Hernando County)
ICTC Governing Board Members
Chairperson of Fundraising Committee
Commissioner Kathryn Starkey, Pasco County
Commissioner Karen Seel, Pinellas County
Commissioner Wayne Dukes, Hernando County
Mark Hunt, Executive Director
Career, Technical & Adult Education (Pinellas County)
Kurt Browning, Pasco County School District Superintendent
Timothy Beard, PHSC President
Dr. Bill Law, St. Petersburg College (SPC)
John Murphy, Accuform
Each County has an Advisory Council that advises the ICTC Governing Board regarding workforce training, equipment and manufacturers relationship needs for their counties. These Advisory Councils will consist of a 3 manufacturer/1 school district/1 State College voting members ratio to ensure that the needs of each county are industry led and driven.
Pasco County ICTC Advisory Council Members:
- Chair – Trevor Charlton - Pharmaworks
- Vice-Chair – Paul Bernard – Seaway Plastics
- Bob Bourassa – President, BayTech Industries
- Ray Gadd – Pasco County Assistant Superintendent
- Ed Goolsby – Pasco Hernando State College
- Jerome Salatino – President/CEO, Career Source Pasco Hernando
Pinellas and Hernando County Advisory Councils are currently being formed.