October 20, 2021 – Santa Fe College is excited to join forces with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term Career and Technical Education programs. Get There Florida highlights the key benefits of the programs available locally in Alachua and Bradford counties and to all Floridians statewide.
“Workforce development is essential to our economy and vital to our economic recovery and Santa Fe College plays a critical role in developing the workforce,” said Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. “Our college is one of opportunity. We are committed to adding value to the lives of others and ensuring that employers have a skilled and knowledgeable talent pool. Our workforce programs introduce individuals to in-demand, high-skill, high-paying career opportunities that boast stellar job placement rates, some as high as 100%. We continue to build the talent pipeline and stand at the forefront of our economic recovery in creating opportunities for individuals to enter the middle class. I encourage workers who are displaced, changing careers, looking to reskill or are interested in an exciting high-skill, high-paying career to explore our Career and Technical Education offerings as well as our 18-week rapid credentialing programs. At Santa Fe College, the opportunities are endless, and we help individuals ‘Get There’.”
Career and Technical Education, often referred to as “CTE”, serves as a critical component in preparing individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development.
“Get There accelerates student success, preparing them for their future and ensuring a talented workforce,” said Kathy Hebda, Chancellor of the Florida College System. “Whether you’ve recently experienced job loss, graduated high school or are simply looking for a career change or opportunity to stack your credentials into a degree – we want to help you Get There.”
At SF, students can enroll in an in-demand, high-quality workforce CTE program, and gain critical skills needed in essential and emerging industries in North Central Florida. Students can get scholarships to help them pay for classes, and some programs, especially in CTE areas, offer apprenticeships where students can earn while they learn a valuable skill needed in the community.
At GetThereFL.com, Floridians can learn more about CTE and workforce training programs available at state and technical colleges, align their interests with a career path and connect with their local institution to enroll.