High School - Career & Technical Education Opportunities

Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education (CTE) consists of 17 different career clusters. Within each of these clusters are multiple programs that prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. In Lee County, these programs are geared toward middle school, high school, and district technical school. Each program includes the academic and technical skills required to be successful in today’s economy. The CTE department values our partnership with local businesses, trade associations, and community organizations.


Nicole Bailey, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Architecture & Construction

  • Education & Training

  • Energy

  • Business Management & Administration

  • Engineering & Technology Education

  • Finance

  • Hospitality & Tourism (Middle School) 

  • Marketing, Sales, & Service

  • Information Technology

  • Manufacturing

Contact Nicole Bailey at NicoleRB@LeeSchools.net for assistance with any of these Career & Technical Education clusters.


Mary Graham, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 

  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

  • Diversified Education (OJT & Internships)

  • Government & Public Administration

  • Health Science

  • Hospitality & Tourism (High School) 

  • Human Services

  • Law, Public Safety, & Security

  • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Contact Mary Graham at MaryEGr@leeschools.net for assistance with any of these Career & Technical Education clusters.



Career & Technical Education Opportunities in Lee County High Schools

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing and/or marketing of agricultural commodities and services. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products. It also includes related professional, technical and educational services. Employment opportunities will continue to increase for those who provide and market an expanding array of food, forest, and veterinary medical consumer products to a growing world population.

East Zone: 

  • East Lee - Agritechnology
  • MMM (opening 2020) - Veterinary Assisting 
  • Riverdale - Agritechnology & Landscape Operations

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Agritechnology & Veterinary Assisting

West Zone:

  • Island Coast - Aquaculture
  • Mariner - Veterinary Assisting
  • North Fort Myers - Agritechnology 

Architecture and Construction

This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the building environment. People employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs. Based on the latest statistics, this career cluster has 13.8 million jobs. In the next few years, many new jobs will be added and many employment opportunities will result from the need to replace experienced workers who leave jobs.

East Zone:

  • MMM High School (opening 2020) - Carpentry 

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Technology
  • Estero - Building, Trades & Construction Technologies
  • South Fort Myers - Building Construction Technologies

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Building Construction Technologies

Arts, A/V Technology and Communication

Individuals that work in the AV communications industry manufacture, sell, rent, design, install, integrate, operate, and repair the equipment of audiovisual communications. They are involved in the presentation of sound, video, and data to groups in such venues as corporate boardrooms, hotels, convention centers, classrooms, theme parks, stadiums, and museums. Most observers expect the job growth rate within AV industries to be at 20-30% for the foreseeable future. In just the AV systems technician field, the industry could expect to add 20,600 jobs annually.

East Zone:

  • Dunbar - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • East Lee County - Digital Design & Television Production Technology
  • Lehigh Senior - 3-D Animation Technology, Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • MMM High School (opening 2020) -  Digital Design & Television Production Technology
  • Riverdale - Digital Design & Television Production Technology

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • Cypress Lake - 3-D Animation Technology, Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • Dunbar - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • Estero - Digital Design & Digital Media/Multimedia Design
  • Fort Myers - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • South Fort Myers - 3-D Animation Technology, Digital Design & Television Production Technology

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Digital Design & Digital Media/Multimedia Design 
  • Ida S. Baker - Digital Design & Television Production Technology
  • Island Coast - Digital Design
  • Mariner - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design & Television Production Technology
  • North Fort Myers - 3-D Animation Technology, Digital Design & Television Production Technology

Centers:

  • Lee Adolescent Mother's Program - Digital Media/Multimedia Design &
  • Lee Virtual - Digital Design

Business, Management and Administration

The Business, Management and Administration Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication. Nearly half of all jobs are in managerial and professional occupations, and nearly one-fourth of all workers are self-employed. The business management and administration services industry is one of the highest-paying industries.

East Zone:

  • Dunbar - Administrative Office Technology & Digital Information Technology
  • East Lee County - Digital Information Technology
  • Lehigh Senior - Administrative Office Technology & Digital Information Technology
  • MMM (opening 2020) -  Digital Information Technology
  • Riverdale - Accounting Applications, Administrative Office Technology & Digital Information Technology

South Zone:

  • Cypress Lake - Administrative Office Technology & Digital Information Technology
  • Dunbar - Administrative Office Technology & Digital Information Technology 
  • Fort Myers - Accounting Applications, Administrative Office Technology, Digital Information Technology & Promotional Enterprise
  • South Fort Myers - Administrative Office Technology

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Accounting Applications, Business Management and Analysis, & Digital Information Technology
  • Ida S. Baker - Business Management and Analysis, Digital Information Technology & International Business
  • Island Coast - Digital Information Technology 
  • Mariner - Administrative Office Technology, Digital Information Technology & Promotional Enterprise

Special Centers

  • Lee Adolescent Mother's Program - Digital Information Technology 
  • Lee Virtual  - Digital Information Technology 

Education and Training

This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. Millions of people each year prepare for careers in education and training in a variety of settings that offer academic instruction, vocational and technical instruction, and other education and training services.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Principles of Teaching
  • Lehigh Senior - Principles of Teaching
  • Riverdale - Principles of Teaching

South Zone:

  • Estero - Early Childhood Education
  • Fort Myers - Early Childhood Education

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Principles of Teaching

Energy

Educational programs in the Energy Cluster prepare students for careers in planning, managing and providing support and technical services related to the generation, transmission and distribution of various types of energy along with the engineering design, construction, maintenance and repair of these systems.

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Energy Technician

Engineering and Technology

The Engineering and Technology cluster focuses of careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support. These careers require educational preparation ranging from high school education with on-the-job training to advanced degrees obtained at the university level. Career pathways might include: manufacturing, robotics, pre-engineering and automotive.

East Zone:

  • Dunbar - Engineering Pathways

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Aerospace Technologies
  • Dunbar - Engineering Pathways
  • Estero - Applied Engineering Technology & Applied Robotics
  • Fort Myers - Applied Engineering Technology

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Applied Engineering Technology
  • Mariner - Engineering Pathways

Finance

The Finance Cluster prepares learners for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication. The finance industry is a critical sector of the United States economy with over six million people employed in finance-related occupations. In the next few years, many new jobs will be added and many openings will result from the need to replace experienced workers who leave jobs.

South Zone:

  • Fort Myers - Finance

Health Science

Health Services is one of the largest industries in the country, with more than 11 million jobs, including the self-employed. The health services industry includes establishments ranging from small-town private practice physicians who employ only one medical assistant to busy inner city hospitals that provide thousands of diverse jobs. Wage and employment in the health services industry are projected to increase more than 25 percent through 2010, compared with an average of 16 percent for all industries. Employment growth is expected to account for about 2.8 million new jobs.

East Zone:

  • Dunbar - Biomedical Sciences
  • East Lee County - Allied Health Assisting & Nursing Assistant
  • MMM (opening 2020) - Allied Health Assisting

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Allied Health Assisting & Nursing Assistant
  • Dunbar - Biomedical Sciences
  • Estero - Nursing Assistant
  • South Fort Myers - Allied Health Assisting, EKG Aide & Nursing Assistant

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Pharmacy Technician
  • Ida S. Baker - Allied Health Assisting, Emergency Medical Responder & Nursing Assistant
  • Mariner - Allied Health Assisting, Biomedical Sciences, EKG Aide & Nursing Assistant

Hospitality and Tourism

The Hospitality and Tourism Cluster prepares learners for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services. Hospitality operations are located in communities throughout the world. Travel and tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Each year, travel and tourism employers around the world pay more than $1.6 trillion in wages and salaries and create 12.5 million new jobs.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Culinary Arts

South Zone:

  • Estero - Culinary Arts

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Culinary Arts & Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Island Coast - Culinary Arts

Centers:

  • Lee Adolescent Mothers Program - Culinary Arts
  • Lee Virtual - Culinary Arts

Human Services

The Human Services Career Cluster is divided into three pathways: Counseling and Mental Health Services; Family and Community Services; and Consumer Services. Hundreds of Human Services educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.


Centers:

  • Lee Adolescent Mothers Program - Family and Consumer Science

Information Technology

IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. IT careers are available in every sector of the economy. Anyone preparing for an IT career should have a solid grounding in math and science. Even in times of economic downturn, there is still a large market for people with IT skills in organizations of all sizes.

East Zone:

  • Dunbar - Game/Simulation Design, Network Support Services, Network Systems Administration, Technology Support Services & Web Development
  • East Lee County - Game/Simulation Design
  • MMM High School (opening 2020) - Applied Cybersecurity

South Zone:

  • Cypress Lake - Game/Simulation Design
  • Dunbar - Game/Simulation Design, Network Support Services, Network Systems Administration, Technology Support Services & Web Development
  • Fort Myers - Web Development
  • South Fort Myers - Applied Cybersecurity

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Game/Simulation Design & Web Development
  • Ida S. Baker - Applied Cybersecurity & Applied Information Technology
  • Island Coast - Digital Media Technology, Game/Simulation Design & Technology Support Services
  • Mariner - Web Development
  • North Fort Myers - Game/Simulation Design

Law, Public Safety and Security

The Law, Public Safety and Security Cluster helps prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Renewed national interest in public safety and security should help expand opportunities for employment in the Law, Public Safety and Security Cluster. Also, a more security-conscious society and concern about drug-related crimes should contribute to the increasing demand.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Criminal Justice Operations & Introduction to Firefighting

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Introduction to Firefighting

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Criminal Justice Operations & Introduction to Firefighting

Centers:

  • Lee Virtual - Criminal Justice Operations 

Manufacturing

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employ-ability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in applied welding positions.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Welding Technology Fundamentals

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Welding Technology Fundamentals

Marketing

This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. According to the latest statistics, there are 16 million jobs in sales and related occupations. Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations and sales managers hold more than 700,000 jobs. Over 300,000 high-paying management positions are likely to be available over the next decade. Employment opportunities for retail salespeople are expected to be good.

South Zone:

  • Cypress Lake - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Mariner - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • North Fort Myers - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

This Career Cluster exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail and water. Transportation, distribution and logistics is a critical sector of the United States economy. Almost 10 million people are employed in transportation or transportation-related occupations. There will be a growing number of career opportunities in a variety of professional and technical occupations as well as high paid, entry-level occupations that can provide career advancement opportunities.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Mariner - Outboard Marine Service Technology