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Transform Your Future

with Career and Technical Education
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a modern approach to higher education and training, and it can accelerate your personal and professional success. CTE is a fast, affordable way to prepare for a variety of fulfilling, stable careers with mid- to high-wage potential. With CTE, students quickly acquire skills through real-world, hands-on experience close to home, or at any one of Florida’s 48 technical colleges and 28 state colleges. 

So, whether you’re looking to learn basic skills to enter the workforce, launching a new career or reimagining your future, let us help you Get There.

Choose Your Path

Career Pathways

Learn a new skill, become an entrepreneur, or get a job and continue your education while stacking your credentials into an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or beyond.

1 Choose Your Path

The first step is aligning your interests with a career pathway and choosing from hundreds of programs available. CTE programs build a strong foundation for a mid- to high-wage job – and you will get there faster and affordably as many programs are designed to be 20 weeks or less.

Connect Your Path

Helping You Get There

Looking to get your GED or learn basic skills like reading, writing, math or English? We can help, too. No matter where you are in your journey, there is something and somewhere for everyone.

2 Connect Your Path

The second step is connecting with your local Florida College System institution or technical college to get enrolled. With little to no barriers to enrollment, you can get started and complete your education and training in weeks, not years.

K-12 CTE students enrolled
Postsecondary CTE students enrolled
Adult learners enrolled
Registered Apprentices and Preapprenticeship engaged in this type of meaningful education
Success Stories

"I'm honored to be helping others find their way and to be playing a role in the development of a skilled workforce... I'm proud to say Orange Technical College is changing lives through education."

— Nobel T.

“This program has given me opportunities that I never would have dreamed of. When I came into this program, I thought in a year’s time, I’d be a surgical tech – but in the five years since, I have not only excelled in my career but have come back to the same school to be a co-instructor and clinical coordinator.”

— Tammy C.

"I never really saw myself as a four-year university student, but I figured if I could learn something with my hands, that's something I would always take with me - that knowledge."

— Ridge S.

“The opportunity to stack my certifications catapulted my career and helped me build the confidence needed to excel in an industry like information technology.”

— Lamar K.
Future of Work Florida

Florida is on the path to becoming a top 10 global economy by 2030. Workforce education will propel us there — faster, farther.

Recent News


Tallahassee, Fla. (January 5, 2023) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $79 million for high-performing nursing education programs in Florida. The funding rewards public postsecondary nursing programs that have gone above and beyond to train Floridians and provides matching funds for scholarship awards, faculty recruitment, equipment and additional educational supports. This funding is through the Linking […]

Students Praise Florida CTE Programs: ‘It’s a Blessing’

Tallahassee, Fla. (December 26, 2022) – The Florida Department of Education highlighted students who are taking advantage of Florida’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs in the “Get There” December newsletter. Shannon Beechum is currently a part of the Aircraft Electrician Apprenticeship through a partnership between St. Johns River State College and Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). […]


Tallahassee, Fla. (December 5, 2022) – Today, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) recognized Computer Science Education Week, highlighting Florida’s commitment to providing opportunities for K-12 students to pursue computer science. The weeklong celebration spans December 5-11, and promotes mathematics, STEM and critical thinking skills as the basis for success in computer science education. As a […]