Middle School - Career & Technical Education Opportunities

Middle School Career & Technical Education Opportunities

Career & Technical Education (CTE) consists of 18 different career clusters. Within each of these clusters are multiple programs that prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. The emphasis of Career and Technical Education in middle school is to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals. Students develop leadership skills, communication skills, and employability skills through hands-on projects that mimic real-world on the job scenarios.

 

Rita Davis, Director, Adult & Career Education 

Lisa Wright, Health Occupations Coordinator 

  • Health Science

Jeremy Bailey, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Business Management and Administration

Nicole Bailey, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Education and Training
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing, Sales, and Service

Brandi Fulgham, CTE Career Specialist

  • Middle School Career Exploration
  • Community and Business Engagement

Mary Graham, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
  • Health Science

Kelly Thawley, CTE Career Specialist

  • 5th Grade Career Exploration (EXCEL Bus) 
  • Community and Business Engagement

 

Career & Technical Education Opportunities in Lee County Middle Schools

 

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

 The Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster is a highly technical, ever-changing sector of the global economy upon which everyone is dependent.  We will continue to meet national and global demand for safe and abundant food, fiber, and fuel supply if we invest in the growth and development of the human capital for the AFNR industry.  Strong, relevant AFNR career and technical education programs that are informed by industry and education stakeholders are one way we can meet workforce needs now and in the future.

 Schools offering Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources courses:

East Zone: 

  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • The Alva School

West Zone:

  • Trafalgar Middle

Business Management & Administration

The Business Management & Administration Career Cluster is divided into six pathways: General Management; Business Information Management; Human Resources Management; Operations Management; Accounting and Administrative Support. Hundreds of Business, Management & Administration educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges, and state universities.

Schools offering Business Management & Administration courses:

East Zone:

  • The Alva School
  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Varsity Lakes Middle
  • Veterans Park Academy

South Zone:

  •  Bonita Springs Middle 
  • Cypress Lake Middle 
  • Fort Myers Middle Academy
  • Lexington Middle
  • Oak Hammock Middle
  • Three Oaks Middle

West Zone:

  • Caloosa Middle
  • Challenger Middle
  • Diplomat Middle
  • Gulf Middle

 

Hospitality & Tourism

Hundreds of Hospitality & Tourism educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.  

Schools offering Hospitality & Tourism courses:

East Zone:

  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Oak Hammock Middle

South Zone:

  • Lexington Middle
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle
  • Three Oaks Middle
  • The Sanibel School

West Zone:

  • Challenger Middle
  • Diplomat Middle
  • Gulf Middle
  • Mariner Middle
  • Trafalgar Middle

 

 Information Technology

The Information Technology Career Cluster incorporates four pathways; Network Systems, Information Support & Services, Programming & Software Development and Interactive Media. Hundreds of Information Technology educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.

Schools offering Information Technology courses:

East Zone:

  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • The Alva School
  • Varsity Lakes Middle
  • Veterans Park

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs Middle
  • Fort Myers Middle Academy
  • Lexington Middle

West Zone:

  • Challenger Middle
  • Diplomat Middle 
  • Gulf Middle
  • Mariner Middle