Fred K. Marchman Technical College Partners with Florida Department of Education on Workforce Education Initiative

This post was published on 09/30/2020.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 30, 2020) – Fred K. Marchman Technical College is joining forces with the Florida Department of Education for a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term career and technical education programs. Get There Florida highlights the benefits of the programs available locally in Pasco County and to all Floridians statewide.

“The wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 are just beginning to be realized across our state’s workforce,” said Henry Mack, Chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education. “This initiative was born from the need to match those seeking reemployment or advancement in the workplace with employers whose products and services either facilitate relief and response to the COVID-19 disruption or are not susceptible to disruption.”

Career and technical education, often referred to as CTE, is a critical component in preparing individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development, especially during this time of economic challenges. Programs 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. 

“Fred K. Marchman Technical College is excited to continue to serve the community since 1984,” said Rob Aguis, Director, Fred K. Marchman Technical College. “Our mission is to provide student-centered learning guided by the needs of business to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for today’s workforce.  We are proud to offer 13 career certificate programs to help you start your career.”

“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 Fred K. Marchman Technical College students can enroll in an in-demand, high-quality workforce program, move quickly, and gain critical skills needed in East Central Florida, Region IV essential and emerging industries. Programs include but are not limited to:

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Electricity
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Welding Technology

Check out our website at www.fkmtc.edu for additional program offerings. Visit GetThereFL.com, to learn more about CTE and workforce training programs available at state and technical colleges.  

For more information contact Rob Aguis, Director of Fred K. Marchman Technical College, at 727-774-1700, raguis@pasco.k12.fl.us

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