Workforce Development

Workforce Development programs at Defensewerx focus in two areas:


We work with our clients as requested to provide specialized, off-base training. Through our partners, Defensewerx offers both off-the-shelf and customized training solutions. While most customer training courses offered at Defensewerx are closed sessions for the employees of our clients only, some are open to the public.

See our Events Page for more information regarding public workforce development opportunities.


Our clients hire some of the best scientists and engineers in the country, challenging them to find solutions to problems our warfighters face today and to perform research and development for military needs of the future.

Research and development areas of interest include:

  • Robotics/autonomy
  • Material Science
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Optics/Photonics
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Computer Science/Simulation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power/Batteries
  • Mechanism Design
  • Mechanical Engineering

FIRST® LEGO® League Competitions

Defensewerx proudly manages the FIRST® LEGO® League Northwest Florida Region competitions, preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

For more information about our robotics competitions, please visit