• 2024-2025 DCPS CTE Program Overview


    Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a modern approach to higher education and training, and it can accelerate personal and professional success.

    CTE is a fast, affordable way to prepare for a variety of fulfilling, stable careers with mid-to-high-wage potential.

    With CTE, students quickly acquire skills through real-world, hands-on experience close to home, or at any one of Florida's state colleges.

  • Each CTE program is aligned to a career cluster. With partners from education, business and industry, and trade associations, the curriculum includes program standards that are both academically integrated and responsive to business and industry.

CTE Career Clusters
  • Career and Technical Education Student Organizations (CTSO) are an integral part of CTE preparing young people to assume roles of leadership in their communities. These organizations provide a unique program of career and leadership development, motivation, and recognition for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students enrolled, previously enrolled, or interested in career and technical education programs.

    The CTSO is also a powerful instructional tool that provides organized curriculum-oriented activities that help students gain career, leadership, and personal skills that maximize employability and the ability to become productive citizens in their communities, nation, and workforce.