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In Florida, Career and Technical Education (CTE) is one section in the Department of Education’s Career and Adult Education Division that also provides Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Adult Migrant Education and Continuing Workforce Education programs (Florida Department of Education).The CTE delivery system includes school districts, the Florida College System, community-based organizations and business and industry.


A vocational or technical college is a school for students to learn a vocation or trade, can take place during and after completion of high school.


Vocational education consists of practical learning courses through which the individual gains the skills and experience directly linked to the employment perspective in the future. It helps students to get skilled enough and in return, offers better employment opportunities.




Florida Career and Adult Education

Helps adults get the basic skills needed to become productive workers and citizens. Career and Technical Education (CTE), apprenticeship, adult migrant education, continuing workforce education, Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE) including General Education Development (GED) testing and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are resources provided on this site.

Florida Department of Education, Career and Adult Education, Career and Technical Education

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs section is responsible for developing and maintaining educational programs that prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. These programs are organized into 17 different career clusters and are geared toward middle school, high school, district technical school and Florida College System students throughout the state. With the help of partners in education, business and industry and trade associations, each program includes the academic and technical skills required to be successful in today’s economy.


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Universities, State Colleges, Vocational and Career Education Schools

These resources provide information about Florida’s universities, colleges, vocational, and career education schools.

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Northeast, Region 1

Big Bend Technical College

Northeast, Region 2

North Florida Technical College

Flagler Technical Institute

First Coast Technical College

Northwest, Region 1

Tom P. Haney Technical Center

George Stone Technical Center

Gadsden Technical Institute

Lively Technical College

Okaloosa Technical College

  • Director: Kelly Hayes

  • Address: 1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

  • Phone: (850) 833-3500

  • Director Email:  Hayesk@okaloosa

  • Website:

Radford M. Locklin Technical College

Emerald Coast Technical College

Florida Panhandle Technical College

East Central, Region 2

Marion Technical College

East Central, Region 3

Treasure Coast Technical College

Lake Technical College

Orange Technical College- Westside Campus

Orange Technical College- Winter Park Campus

Orange Technical College- Orlando Campus

Orange Technical College- Mid-Florida Campus

Osceola Technical College

Southwest, Region 4

Charlotte Technical College

Lorenzo Walker Technical College

Immokalee Technical College

Cape Coral Technical College

Fort Myers Technical College

Southeast, Region 5

Sheridan Technical College and Technical High School

William T. McFatter Technical College and Technical High School

Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College

  • Director: Kenneth Williams

  • Address: 18180 SW 122nd Avenue Miami, FL 33177

  • Phone: (305) 253-9920

  • Website:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College

D.A. Dorsey Technical College

The English Center

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College

South Dade Technical College

  • Director: Dr. Susana Mauri

  • Address: 109 N.E. 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030

  • Phone: 305 248-5723

  • Director Email:

West Central, Region 4

Withlacoochee Technical College

Erwin Technical College

Aparicio-Levy Technical College

Brewster Technical College

Manatee Technical College

Fred K. Marchman Technical College

Pinellas Technical College – Clearwater Campus

  • Director: Dr. Jakup Prokop

  • Address: 6100 154th Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33760

  • Phone: (727) 538-7167

  • Director Email:

  • Website:

Pinellas Technical College – St. Petersburg Campus

  • Director: Sylvester Norwood

  • Address: 901 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

  • Phone: (727) 893-2500

  • Director Email:

  • Website:

Ridge Technical College

Traviss Technical College

Suncoast Technical Education Center

Suncoast Technical College

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