IMMOKALEE - Immokalee Technical College (iTECH) 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 Southwest Florida and to all Floridians statewide.
“We are extremely excited about this statewide marketing initiative to help Floridians connect with outstanding training that leads directly to careers. The Get There initiative is a perfect example of the State Department of Education’s commitment to workforce training to make Florida number one in the country in providing a highly skilled workforce,” explained Dorin Oxender, director
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 iTECH, students can enroll in an in demand, high-quality workforce program, move quickly, and gain critical skills needed in Southwest Florida essential and emerging industries. Programs include:
• Practical Nursing,
• Machining Technologies,
• Building Construction,
“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 well-being. By connecting students to high-value credentials at our state colleges, we will be sure to reach our goal of becoming #1 in workforce education by 2030.”
At GetThereFL.com, Floridians can learn more about CTE and workforce training programs available at state and technical colleges, align their interests with a career path, and connect with their local institution to enroll.