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EFSC Partners with Florida Department of Education for New Workforce Initiative

October 14, 2020 - Eastern Florida State College has joined 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 Brevard County and to all Floridians statewide.

“This program is a perfect fit for EFSC which has many excellent programs in fields such as aerospace, high-tech, public safety and healthcare that are providing a pipeline of skilled employees to Space Coast businesses,” said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey. “We’re excited to be part of this important effort.”

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. Program offerings are organized into 17 career paths and are geared toward middle school, high school, district technical school, and Florida College System students throughout the state.

“Get There accelerates student success, preparing them for their future and ensuring a talented workforce,” said Kathy Hebda, Chancellor of the Florida College System. “With 28 state colleges and 48 technical colleges and centers spanning the state, there is a program for everyone. 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 EFSC, students can enroll in dozens of high-quality workforce programs, move quickly, and gain critical skills needed in Brevard's essential and emerging industries. Program options include:

  • Mechatronics, Robotics and Simulation 
  • Aerospace Technology 
  • Aviation Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics
  • Computer Network Security and Cyber Security 
  • Law Enforcement and Firefighting
  • Medical Assistant and Medical Information Coder/Biller

“Career and technical education matters more than ever,” said Henry Mack, Chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education. “Get There raises awareness about CTE and helps everyone envision the power of a workforce training opportunity for professional and personal wellbeing. By connecting students to high value credentials at our state colleges, we will be sure to reach our goal of becoming #1 in workforce education by 2030.”

At, 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.