The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 660,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution. CTE students have the opportunity to qualify for the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award, one of three of the Bright Futures Awards.
Career Technical Education
M-DCPS Career Technical Education (CTE) is impacting the lives of Miami-Dade County students preparing them to be college and career ready through programs of study and career pathways aligned to Career Clusters. CTE students graduate with world-class academic and technological skills, plus industry-recognized certifications necessary to transition to higher education and careers.
CTE students may also earn free college credits through dual enrollment, college and technical center articulation agreements or achievement of a state-articulated industry certification.
Industry certifications are an important component of Career Academies and CTE Programs verifying that students have demonstrated technical skill attainment. Select industry certifications have been approved at the state level for free college credits awarded to students.
National Academy Foundation
M-DCPS offers 56 NAF programs in the five career themes of Engineering, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, and Information Technology at 28 high schools; and are aligned with the One Community One Goal initiative targeting major industries that impact Miami’s economy.
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
Some of the most exciting and satisfying times of a CTE student’s education can be his/her experience in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) contests and leadership activities. CTSOs are a basic component of CTE programs that provide students with skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career field.