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.

 

CTE Team

Brian Mangan, Director, Adult & Career Education 

Kevin Krell, Coordinator, Adult & Career Education  

Dr. Lisa Wright, Health Occupations Coordinator  

  • Health Science

Nicole Bailey, CTE Teacher On Assignment 

  • Business Management and Administration
  • 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

TBA, 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:

  • The Alva School

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs Middle

West Zone:

  • Trafalgar Middle

 

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) Career Cluster encompasses audio/video technology and film, journalism and broadcasting, performing arts, printing technology, telecommunications, and visual arts. Hundreds of Arts, A/V Technology and Communication training programs are offered throughout the state.

Schools offering Arts, A/V Technology & Communication courses:

East Zone:

  • Varsity Lakes Middle
  • Veterans Park

South Zone:

  • Cypress Lake Middle
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle

West Zone:

  • Gulf 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:

  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Lemuel Teal Middle
  • Oak Hammock Middle
  • Varsity Lakes Middle
  • Veterans Park Academy

South Zone:

  •  Bonita Springs Middle 
  • Lexington Middle
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle

West Zone:

  • Caloosa Middle
  • Challenger Middle
  • Diplomat Middle
  • Mariner Middle

 

Engineering & Technology Education

The Engineering & Technology Education Career Cluster provides engineering and technology education opportunities in a variety of industries and programs offered in school districts throughout the state.

Schools offering Engineering & Technology Education courses:

East Zone:

  • Lehigh Acres Middle

South Zone:

  • Lexington Middle

 

Health Science

The Health Science Career Cluster is divided into five pathways: Therapeutic Services; Diagnostic Services; Health Informatics; Support Services; and Biotechnology Research & Development. Hundreds of Health Science educational opportunities in a variety of professions are offered throughout the state in school districts, including high schools and technical centers as well as state and community colleges.

Schools offering Health Science courses:

East Zone:

  • Harns Marsh Middle

South Zone:

  • Diplomat 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. The Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster has four pathways:  Restaurant and Food/Beverage Services; Lodging; Travel and Tourism; and Recreation, Amusements & Attractions.

Schools offering Hospitality & Tourism courses:

East Zone:

  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Lemuel Teal Middle

South Zone:

  • Lexington Middle
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar 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:

  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Veterans Park

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs Middle
  • Fort Myers Middle Academy
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle
  • Three Oaks Middle

West Zone:

  • Diplomat Middle 
  • Mariner Middle

 

Marketing, Sales & Service

The Marketing, Sales and Service Cluster encompasses advertising and marketing, buying and merchandising, distribution and logistics, e-Marketing, management and entrepreneurship, marketing communications and promotion, marketing information management and research, and professional sales.

Schools offering Marketing, Sales & Service courses:

East Zone:

  • Lehigh Acres Middle
  • Oak Hammock Middle

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs Middle
  • Lexington Middle
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle