Seminole State celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Monday, January 29, 2024
Written by: Seminole State Staff

Seminole State College of Florida students and faculty in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs join others across the nation during February to celebrate CTE Month and highlight its value. Additionally, the united goal is to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in readying learners for college and career achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs in Florida.

Students in Seminole State's construction program work on a project in a classroom.
Seminole State offers a wide range for CTE
programs in high-demand fields, including
construction and hospitality.

Seminole State students can access 90 CTE college-credit and career certificates and apprenticeship programs including automotive repair, business and office skills, computing and networking, construction, design, engineering technology, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, marketing, public safety, video production and more. 

The College will start a new college-credit certificate in pneumatics, hydraulics and motors for manufacturing and an apprenticeship in building controls installation in Fall 2024. Many certificates can be taken in 12 months and are upwardly compatible with Seminole State’s 28 Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degrees

Students in Seminole State's hospitality program receive real-world training.

By partnering with our local school district, industry partners, and the State of Florida’s Get There Florida workforce education initiative, we provide pathways for high school graduates and working adults who want to learn the latest skills and technologies from experienced, licensed professionals and gain rewarding, practical careers. Many of our credentials are also stackable, so students can gain employment while continuing their education. This gives our students an advantage over students from technical colleges in the region which do not offer college degrees,” said Seminole State’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Loretta Ovueraye.

As high school teachers and counselors prepare CTE students for their future careers as skilled professionals, students also engage in hands-on learning with real-life applications. These approaches to teaching and learning are linked to greater understanding, comprehension and retention.

CTE is a modern approach to higher education and training, and it can accelerate personal and professional success. With few or no barriers to enrollment and many career pathways to choose from, CTE offers a way for students to gain skills and earn certifications in some of Florida’s most critical and desirable industries. CTE programs can set individuals on the right path in less time with less cost. 

According to the Florida Department of Education, Florida is on the path to becoming a top 10 global economy by 2030. With hundreds of thousands of open jobs in Florida, educators must align market needs with talent supply and implement the right training for mid- to high-wage, high-demand jobs. In doing so, educators improve students’ chances for a more prosperous future. 

To find out more about CTE programs at Seminole State College the public is invited to attend the following free events in February:

Altamonte Springs Campus Open House

Feb. 13 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

The College will be showcasing its healthcare careers and labs plus ESOL, associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

Virtual Nursing Information Session

Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. – noon

EMS Information Sessions

Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Center for Public Safety, Room 134
Feb. 13, 20 and 27 from 4 -5 p.m.

Computer-Aided Design Technologies Information Session

Heathrow Campus
Room 227
Feb. 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Interior Design Trade Show

Heathrow Campus
Feb. 28 from 1-4 p.m.
Interior Design Program

Visit with 30+ vendors representing interior/architectural finishes, textile, and furniture companies.

About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves more than 24,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A full-service education provider, Seminole State has thrived by adapting to and meeting the needs of an ever-changing, vibrant community. Seminole State offers 11 bachelor’s degrees in high-demand, high-growth fields; two-year associate degrees; specialized certificates; continuing professional education; adult education and guaranteed admission via DirectConnect to UCF® to the University of Central Florida for Associate in Arts (A.A.) graduates. By offering flexible, affordable, high-quality educational programs and services, the College continues to help students learn, succeed and GO Far. For more about Seminole State, visit

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