About Us

News

GET THERE - Florida's Workforce Education Initiative Unveiled
 
Published Thursday, September 24, 2020

 
 

Capitalizing on the Rapid Credentialing grants and the great work already happening in across our system, the Florida Department of Education’s workforce education initiative, Get There, was just unveiled at the State Board meeting.

Over the past several months, education leaders have identified an opportunity to raise awareness and rebrand Career and Technical Education (CTE) as a modern approach to higher education and training. Get There will do just that, by highlighting the 17 career pathways offered at Florida's 28 state colleges and 48 technical colleges – positioning these programs as an exciting alternative to the traditional university pathway that gets students to work faster and affordably. 
 
The timing could not be more critical. Many Floridians have found themselves reconsidering their career opportunities, and it is important they understand that with CTE, there’s something and somewhere for everyone. As many of you know, the programs our education partners are offering provide the additional skills and knowledge needed to allow Floridians to re-enter the workforce with the in-demand skill sets essential for their region. 

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.


Send this page to a friend

Show Other Stories