Workforce - Deltona Means Business


44,000 Total Workforce

22% Residents with College Degree

4 Training Grants Available


With a population of 90,000, Deltona has a booming labor force of 44,000 people with a variety of skills valued by our businesses.

Employed Population by Occupation

  • 56% White collar
  • 22.9% Blue Collar
  • 21.1% Services

There are 8 colleges and universities in Volusia County.

  • Advanced Technology Center
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Daytona State College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Keiser College
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida
  • Stetson University
  • University of Central Florida 

Educational Attainment

  • Only 12% of residents 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma
  • 22% of residents 25 or older have a college degree
  • 5% of residents 25 or older with a graduate/professional degree

The 3 Most Common Majors

1. General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology
2. General Business Administration & Management
3. Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations

Dedication to Health Care

Deltona is invested in the health of it’s community. The development of a city-based health care industry will consist of the medical recruitment of doctor offices, labs, urgent care facilities, clinics, medical office buildings, emergency facilities, and a hospital. Not only will this fulfill the need for health-related services in the community, it will also bring in hundreds of above-average wage jobs and supply living-wage career paths. The creation of a teaching hospital will help utilize this health care industry and will lead to the recruitment of a medical college for highly skilled medical training and the enrollment of medically based light industrial manufacturing, research, and development to support these facilities.

Workforce Training

Deltona is committed to helping those that want to start or advance their careers in our city, so there is an array of Training Resources and Grants available. These training programs are designed to benefit both the workforce and the business.
Training Grants

  • Quick Response Training (QRT)
  • Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)
  • Employed Worker Training Program Funding Assistance Program (EWT)
  • On-The-Job Training Funding Assistance Program (OJT)

Workforce Development Partner Educational Developments

  1. Volusia School District announces that Deltona High School and Pine Ridge High School will be part of a three high school program offering the Cambridge International Examinations, an internationally recognized academic course of study.
  2. Bethune-Cookman University is currently offering multiple free small business related courses through the Center for Entrepreneurship Economic Development.
  3. Daytona State College is planning a new building to the Deltona Campus, with educational programs specializing in Health Services and Manufacturing.
  4. Volusia Economic Development and Educational Network  is currently working regionally with Seminole County on raising the training and skills of the southwest Volusia County labor force. The Volusia partners are the cities of Deltona, DeBary, DeLand, and Orange City. The educational partners are Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, and the Volusia County schools. The effort is supported by Career Source Flagler/Volusia, SCORE, The Volusia County Department of Economic Development, and Florida Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College.



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