State Statistics

Utilizing the benefits afforded by the very successful CAPE Act as the springboard to postsecondary training, the Technical Colleges/Centers are focused on industry certified programs that can be obtained within a year or less. The “Career in a Year” theme includes more than 90% of the programs offered, most of which include nationally recognized industry credentials or licenses. You will see from the graph provided we are proud of the impact we make in the sunshine state.

A high quality technical education system continues to be critical to Florida’s economic recovery and growth. Florida’s public postsecondary Technical Colleges/Centers are an integral part of this system and provide the necessary training to greatly assist in meeting the shortage of skilled workers in our State.


FLCTE President’s Message

Welcome to the Florida “Career in a Year” website, we’re very glad you’re here!

This site serves as a central clearinghouse for all information relating to what we believe is Florida’s most critical workforce development component; the 48 Institutions making up the Florida Public Technical College/Center System.

Whether you’re a future student, a company interested in partnering with us, a legislator, or another important stakeholder, we think you’ve come to the right place. This site will describe who we are, what we do, and how we do it. There are links to each of the schools which make up our system, useful information about our programs, and testimonials from students and employers alike, describing in their own words, their experience with us.

Sometimes numbers tell a story as well, and on the State Statistics tab, you’ll see the data which matters most to us; student completion, placement, and licensure pass rates. We think you’ll be impressed.

Many recent workforce and labor studies indicate that two out of three jobs created between now and 2030 will require education and training beyond a high school diploma, but not necessarily a four-year college degree. That is why the institutions in the Florida Public Technical College/Center play such a critical role in preparing Florida’s next-generation workforce. “Career in a Year” is what we promise, and that’s exactly what we deliver!

Bill McCormick,
President, FLCTE, Postsecondary Division

Bill McCormick

Student Testimonial


Brandon Smith

Lake Technical College

“The ability to quickly gain the professional skills needed for the rest of my life.”

Business Testimonial

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Bill Smith Appliances and Electronics

Cindy Cochran | Service Manage

The quality of training this program provides is essential in giving these employees the tools needed to confidently enter the workforce as Appliance Technicians.

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