Tallahassee Community College Partners with Florida Department of Education for New Workforce Education Initiative

October 2, 2020

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is excited to join forces with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term career and technical education programs. Get There Florida highlights the key benefits of the programs available locally in the Big Bend area and to all Floridians statewide.  

“Whether you’re thinking about IT, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing, the list goes on,” said Kim Moore, Vice President for Workforce Innovation. “Career and Technical Education is the engine for our community and nation. The TCC2WORK Program assists individuals in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla Counties to secure the skills they need for in-demand jobs.”   

Career and technical education, often referred to as “CTE”, serves as a critical component in preparing individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. Program offerings are organized into 17 career paths and are geared toward middle school, high school, district technical school, and Florida College System students throughout the state.   

Get There accelerates student success, preparing them for their future and ensuring a talented workforce,” said Kathy Hebda, Chancellor of the Florida College System. “With 28 state colleges and 48 technical colleges and centers spanning the state, there is a program for everyone. Whether you’ve recently experienced job loss, graduated high school or are simply looking for a career change or opportunity to stack your credentials into a degree – we want to help you Get There.” 

At TCC students can enroll in an in demand, high-quality workforce program, move quickly, and gain critical skills needed in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla Counties that are essential and emerging industries. Programs include: 

  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • IT
  • Commercial Vehicle Driving  
  • Welding

Also, through the TCC2WORK Be Essential Campaign there is a laser focus on connecting people whose hours have been reduced or who are now unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with training in an “essential” area of the workforce that is in demand and with a great wage.

“Career and technical education matters more than ever,” said Henry Mack, Chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education. “Get There raises awareness about CTE and helps everyone envision the power of a workforce training opportunity for professional and personal wellbeing. By connecting students to a high value credentials at our state colleges, we will be sure to reach our goal of becoming #1 in workforce education by 2030.”