Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education helps graduating seniors be workforce ready. 

Half of the fastest growing occupations in Florida require some training beyond high school, but not a college degree. Fortunately, the Hillsborough County School District is way ahead of the curve in providing Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for its students, and different career paths to follow after graduation. 

We recognize that not all students strive for college after high school. Career and Technical training provides an opportunity for these students to find a career path and graduate ready to enter the workforce.

CTE training covers a wide variety of occupations today like computer systems technology, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing. Supporting Hillsborough County Public School career centers helps to increase high school graduation rates and cement better career opportunities beyond high school.  It also helps those students who have or who are contemplating dropping out build brighter futures through sound career training.

See for yourself the difference CTE is making in the lives of thousands of Hillsborough County Public School students.  Take a tour of one of the County’s four Career Centers:

  • Bowers/Whitley Career Center
  • D.W. Waters Career Center
  • Simmons Career Center
  • South County Career Center

There you’ll see students who might not be college bound, but are gifted in much-needed trades like culinary arts, auto mechanics or digital design. 

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