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Career & Tech Education

"I feel the need to thank you for your great initiative to assist students in financial need. I thank you for assisting me in pursuing my career, for helping me to finish the LPN program."
~ Joseph, INVEST award recipient

Breaking down barriers to meaningful careers!

Did you know?

  • Seven of the 14 fastest growing occupations in Florida require training after high school, but not a college degree.
  • 86% of students in technical education programs graduate and find work in the area of their certification.
  • An average $500 investment in training can start students on the path towards building a career, not just securing a job.

Career & Technical Education programs address the considerable need for skilled workers in the community.  Students acquire certifiable skills and can provide immediate service to local businesses.  Students who live at or below the poverty line are able to use their training to build a fulfilling and productive future.  The Foundation addresses the Career & Technical Education needs in the country through three programs:

1.)  SUCCESS Fund (Career Academies)
2.)  Project SUCCESS (Career Centers)

3.)  INVEST (Postsecondary Education)

Thank you to all Career & Technical Education donors.

Angelina Chacon Tampa Recruiting Office
Bank of America Corporation
Bauer Foundation Corp.
Bright House Networks, LLC
Caspers Company McDonald's Restaurants
Community Foundation
of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
DeVry University
Eckerd Family Foundation, Inc.
Everest University
Florida Medical Training Institute
Florida State Fair Authority
Florida West Coast Area/General Apprenticeship Council
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
Halfacre Construction Company
Helios Education Foundation
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Independent Resources, Inc.
International Academy of Design
& Technology
International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc.
Iron Workers Local 397
Johnson & Wales University
Kajima Foundation, Inc.
Keiser University
Kelly/Brady Advertising, Inc.
National Association of Women
in Construction
National Aviation Academy
Neuberger Berman
NOVA Southeastern University
Paul Mitchell the School
Rasmussen College
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation
Tampa Bay Technical High School
Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Inc.
TaylorWhite Accounting & Finance Placement
Texas A&M University at Galveston
The Grainger Foundation
The Mosaic Company
The Propeller Club - Port of Tampa
The Tampa Tribune
Tribeca ColorSalon
University of South Florida
U.S. Army Recruiting Office

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