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Are there opportunities for work-based learning in CTE programs?

Yes. In Florida, there are opportunities for work-based learning within Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Work-based learning experiences are integral components of many CTE programs, providing students with hands-on, real-world experience in their chosen career fields. These opportunities can help students develop essential skills, gain industry-specific knowledge, and make connections with professionals in their field of interest.

These work-based learning opportunities are typically coordinated through partnerships between educational institutions, industry partners, and community organizations. In Florida, work-based learning opportunities in CTE programs can take various forms, including: 

  • Apprenticeships 
  • Internships  
  • Job Shadowing