BCPS students outperform their state counterparts for the 6th consecutive year

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) career and technical education students at Broward Technical Colleges have again ranked No. 1 in the state, earning the highest number of industry certifications for the 2020/21 school year. Students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College outperformed their counterparts in the state by earning 698 credentials.

For the sixth consecutive year, Broward Technical Colleges have ranked at the top in the state. The achievement of technical college students in earning industry certifications qualifies the District for $698,000 from the state, as part of the Florida Department of Education’s postsecondary Florida Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE). Beginning in 2014, the legislature agreed to fund nationally recognized industry certifications earned by postsecondary students in 29 occupational programs. Since its inception, BCPS technical college students have earned more than 4,700 credentials and the three technical colleges have received over $4.2 million in additional funding.

“We are extremely proud of our students for earning this honor once again,” said BCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright. “Their focus on continuous improvement motivates them to lead and innovate in all aspects of their education and lives. Congratulations to our students, staff, teachers and school leaders for continuing to make Broward County Public Schools the best in
the state.”

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; transportation, and distribution and logistics. To learn more about Broward Technical Colleges, visit browardtechnicalcolleges.com.

Photo caption: Broward Technical Colleges students participate in the Network Support Services program