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 Welcome to Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education provides the initial opportunity for students to explore career options in a setting that takes into account the broad range of every student's needs - from career guidance and counseling to course work that stresses the academic and occupational applications of the subject matter.
The mission of the Career and Technical Education Department is to provide the opportunities for all students to learn through the integration of academic content and career and technical skills to become life-long learners, employable, productive citizens who can adapt to a rapidly changing and highly technological global community.
Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination for Vocational Education Programs: 
Duval County Public Schools offers career and technical education pathways and academies for all students. The programs offered are Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture & Construction, Arts, A/V Technology & Communication, Business, Management & Administration, Education & Training, Engineering & Technology Education, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety & Security, Manufacturing, and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics. Each program offers multiple strands for both middle and high school students. There are industry certifications that may be earned by students in high school (9-12) and in middle school (6-8) in Duval County Public Schools. The only admission requirement is that the student must show an interest in the program. Many of the programs offered articulate to the state college. If a high school student earns an industry certification, they may enroll in one of the state colleges in Florida and immediately earn 3 credits based on the industry certification. The difference between secondary and post-secondary is a student may not be able to complete all of the credits earned due to high school requirements. However, the student can continue at a local college. 
The district prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment and in access to educational programs and activities, and prohibits harassment of any individual or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, or genetic information, or any other distinguishing physical or personality characteristics. 
Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.  The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation. 
This information is disseminated on our district and school websites. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance career and technology coordinator(s).
En Espanol: Notificación Anual de No Discriminación para Programas de Educación Vocacional 
Career and Technical Education Directors:
Alexandra Vlachakis
Director of Career and Technical Education
STEM, IT and Computer Science
Duval County Public Schools
1701 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
phone: 904.390.2957
cell: 678.471.0050
Ryan L. Rewey
Director of Career and Technical Education
Applied Technology and Workforce Development
Duval County Public Schools
1701 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
phone: 904.390.2662
cell: 608.208.4967
Complaint Procedures:
Josephine Jackson, J.D. | Executive Director
Equity and Inclusion/Professional Standards Unit
Office | 904.390.2181
Fax | 904.390.2468

CTE Staff

  • Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology
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