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Get There
Faster
Affordably 
with CTE
Today
at a Florida College


Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an exciting and affordable option to the traditional university pathway. When you enroll at one of Florida’s 28 Florida College System institutions or 48 technical colleges, you have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of high-quality programs in our 17 career pathways – allowing you to quickly complete valuable credentials that you can stack along the way.

Powered by the Florida Department of Education, Get There connects your interests to your local college to help you get to work faster, affordably and with an in demand credential.

Career Path

Career Pathways


CTE builds a strong foundation for a mid- to high-wage job. With each of the 17 career pathways, you have the opportunity to get there faster and affordably as many programs are designed as 20 weeks or less. You can learn a new skill, become an entrepreneur, or get a job and continue your education while stacking your credentials into an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or beyond.

Connect with Your College

Connect with your College


With 48 technical colleges and 28 state colleges spanning the state of Florida, there’s somewhere and something for everyone. Learn 21st century and emerging skills you will use throughout your career at a college near you.

How I Got There


Your future begins with a choice. A first step in the right direction. A move towards success. Hear how others transformed their lives through CTE.

Tammy
Ridge
Lamar

Success Stories


Tammy C.

“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.”

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Ridge S.

“I never saw myself as a 4-year university student, but I figured if I could do something with my hands, that I would always have something new to learn.”

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Lamar K.

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

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Tammy
Ridge
Lamar

Resources


With CTE, you end up with a clear career path and marketable skills. It also can accelerate you into a college or university degree program. These resources can help you find the path that appeals most to you.

FL DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

See the in-demand occupations, skills, and certifications across Florida and in your region through the FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity. 

CAREERSOURCE FLORIDA

Find a CareerSource center near you that offers resources to assist with job searches, career development, and training. 

APPRENTICE FLORIDA

Apprenticeships are a proven training method benefitting both job seekers and businesses. They are gaining momentum as a cost-effective alternative or addition to the college track.