February 4, 2022
Students and faculty at Tallahassee Community College will join the Florida Department of Education and others across the nation in celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in February. CTE Month is recognized to celebrate and highlight the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Florida.
“Career and technical education offers a pathway to high-demand, high-wage and affordable options to the traditional college pathway,” said Kimberly Moore, Vice President of Workforce Innovation at Tallahassee Community College. “Students can get to work faster, gain immediate marketable skills, and earn an in-demand credential.”
CTE is a modern approach to higher education and training, and it can accelerate personal and professional success. With little to no barriers to enrollment and 17 career pathways to choose from, individuals can acquire the skills needed through real-world, hands-on experience. CTE offers a way for students to gain skills and earn certifications in some of Florida’s most critical and desirable industries. Unlike traditional higher education, CTE programs can set individuals on the right path in less time with less cost. That means they can get into a career today without the worry of debt tomorrow.
As teachers prepare CTE students for their future careers as skilled professionals, students engage in hands-on learning with real life applications. These approaches to teaching are linked to greater understanding, comprehension, and retention.
Tallahassee Community College offers more than 70 job-training programs and a variety of customized training options in careers such as nursing, law enforcement, oyster farming, and cyber security. More information is available at TCC2WORK.com.
In Florida, there are currently more than 772,000 K-12 CTE students, more than 338,000 postsecondary CTE students, and 15,000 Registered Apprentices engaged in workforce education.