Admit it. You’re dying to live in South Florida. From Fort Myers on the west to Key West on the south to Miami on the east, those year-round warm temperatures, sunshine and beaches are calling you. But you’ll need to earn a living and you sure don’t want to be cooped up in an office or warehouse all day. Here are four reasons why you should learn to bartend in Southwest Florida.

1. Make Good Money

A beginning bartender makes about $100-$200 per shift. Job opportunities abound. There are over 550 bars in Miami and another 350 in Key West! Once established, you can make as much as $500+ per shift depending on the venue.

2. Train Quickly

Learning to bartend in Southwest Florida is easy. Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing is the premier place to train. Located in Fort Myers, Elite is a State Licensed Bartending School that offers 40 hours of class time behind a real bar at the Celsius Nightclub in Fort Myers’ historic River District. Day and evening classes are held Monday-Friday for two weeks. Weekend classes are held on five consecutive Sundays.

Elite’s comprehensive bartending course includes:

• Getting familiar with the bar
• Liquors and Liqueurs
• Wines and champagne
• Beers
• Flair bartending
• Cash Handling and Customer Service
• POS computer training

If you can’t relocate to South Florida right away, Elite will be offering distance learning beginning in Fall 2017.

3. Receive Free Job Placement and Continuing Education

Once you graduate, Elite provides free job placement and event staffing opportunities. You also get free continuing education via workshops in Speed, Flair, Mixology, etc. (Mixologists can make up to $500 per recipe!)

4. Live Your Dream

Now that you know how easy it is to learn to bartend in Southwest Florida, what are you waiting for? You really can live your dream in a tropical paradise. Contact Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing today at (239) 900-6701. You can also fill out the online form. Remember, it hasn’t snowed in South Florida since January 19, 1977!