Broward County Public Schools | December 7, 2020
For the fifth consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) career and technical education students at Broward Technical Colleges – Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College – are No. 1 in the state, earning the highest number of industry certifications for the 2019/20 school year. Students outperformed their counterparts in the state by earning 595 credentials.
The achievement of the technical college students in earning industry certifications qualifies the District for $595,000 from the state, as part of the Florida Department of Education’s postsecondary Florida Career and Professional Education Act, also known as CAPE. Beginning in 2014, the legislature agreed to fund nationally recognized industry certifications earned by postsecondary students in 28 occupational programs. Since its inception, BCPS technical college students have earned more than 4,600 credentials and more than $4 million in additional funding for the three technical colleges.
“We are extremely proud of the outstanding work by our technical college students this year in spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are pleased to offer students of all ages high-quality career and technical education opportunities that prepare them to contribute to our local and state economy, and to their own financial independence.”
Broward Technical Colleges offer more than 70 certificate programs for careers in architecture and construction; arts, A/V technology and communications; business management and administration; education and training; health science; hospitality and tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety and security; manufacturing; marketing, sales and service; and transportation, distribution, and logistics. To learn more about Broward Technical Colleges, visit browardtechnicalcolleges.com.