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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.

772K
K-12 CTE students enrolled
380K
Postsecondary CTE students enrolled
17K
Registered Apprentices and Preapprenticeship engaged in this type of meaningful education
138K
Adult learners enrolled
Success Stories
Nobel

"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.
Tammy

“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.
Ridge

"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 with me - that knowledge."

— Ridge S.
Lamar

“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.

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Matlacha, Fla. (November 16, 2022) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $7.7 million through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program and the Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF) to support a large-scale rapid credentialing effort between three state colleges, two technical colleges, and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs). Governor DeSantis also announced $1 million […]

FLORIDA RANKS #1 IN THE NATION FOR ATTRACTING AND DEVELOPING SKILLED WORKFORCE

Tallahassee, Fla. (November 8, 2022) — Florida’s focus on training workers with the technical skills and credentials is paying off as the Sunshine State has been named number one in the U.S. for attracting and developing a skilled workforce. Governor Ron DeSantis announced this ranking as a part of Lightcast’s 2022 Talent Attraction Scorecard, which confirms that our […]

GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AWARDS $2.7 MILLION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS TO PURCHASE INDUSTRY STANDARD EQUIPMENT

~ Under Governor DeSantis, Florida has invested more than $5 billion in workforce education ~ Tallahassee, Fla, (October 28, 2022) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $2.7 million to help 28 school districts and state colleges purchase industry standard equipment for career and technical education (CTE) programs across Florida. The funding will better equip […]

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