Brevard Aerospace and Other Workers Affected By Layoffs Get Opportunity For New Career In Growing IT Field

BREVARD WORKFORCE sponsors 10-week no-cost course, paid internships. Apply by August 3, 2012.

Former NASA contractor employees and others–who have been laid off or have received a notice of lay off in Brevard County–and who have a knack for IT may be eligible to participate in a no-cost program that can give them a quick, clear foundation for new, stable careers in the burgeoning IT economy.

Brevard Workforce is using state and federal grants for this second offering of the Drupal Career Starter Program™, which focuses on Drupal, an open source content management system with wide-scale adoption globally. Twenty (20) no-cost slots are available to eligible applicants for the 10 week course beginning August 21 in Cocoa Village.

Applications,, will be accepted until August 3, 2012.

The 70-hour course, developed and presented by Cocoa-based DrupalEasy, takes place two nights per week at the Cocoa Civic Center, after which eligible participants will enjoy paid internships with companies and organizations to hone the practical application of their newly developed skills. Michael Anello, a leader in the Florida Drupal Community, will lead the program, which includes technical training as well as guidance into participating in the worldwide Drupal Community.


Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications globally, including high profile sites like and It is an IT area with explosive job growth and on-going potential for professionals versed and experienced in its application to become part of an active and diverse community of people around the world. Thousands of jobs are posted online at sites including, and that offer upwards of $45 per hour for those with a solid background and experience. These jobs are often virtual or contracting positions designed for telecommuting.


DrupalEasy is a technology company that provides training, consulting and media resources for Drupal, a free, super-powerful content management system used by more than a million web sites that require information posting and collection including blogs, forums, videos, photos, and databases of information. Some high profile sites featured on include,, and DrupalEasy clients include major library systems, manufacturing and technology companies, universities and marketing firms. Michael Anello, one of the principal’s of DrupalEasy is an organizer of the Florida Drupal Community, active in the global Drupal Community, a frequent presenter at Drupal events, and host of a the weekly DrupalEasy Podcast.


Brevard County residents who have been laid off or who have received a layoff notice should visit for more information more information and the course application.

Classes begin Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Deadline for Application is August 3, 2012.