Broward Technical College students outperform their State counterparts for the 5th Consecutive Year
For the 5th consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) career and technical education students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College, and Sheridan Technical College are No. 1 in the state of Florida – earning the highest number of industry certifications for the 2019/2020 school year. Students at the three Broward Technical Colleges outperformed their counterparts in the state by earning 595 credentials, even in a year impacted by COVID-19 and the closing of schools.
The achievement of Broward Technical Colleges students in earning industry certifications qualifies the District for $595,000 from the state, as part of the Florida Department of Education postsecondary Florida Career and Professional Education Act, also known as CAPE. Beginning in 2014, the Florida legislature agreed to fund nationally recognized industry certifications earned by postsecondary students in 28 occupational programs. Since the inception, BCPS technical college students have earned more than 4,600 credentials and over $4 million in additional funding for the three technical colleges.
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.