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Atlantic Technical College

Contact Name:

Meryl Eisenberg

Contact #:

754-321-5100

Program Name:

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Description:

Atlantic Technical School provides cooperative training opportunities in many programs and coordinates the largest apprenticeship training program in the state.

Location Address:

4700 Coconut Creek Parkway

Location City:

Coconut Creek

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Broward County Public Schools

Accreditation:

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, National Healthcareer Association, National Center for Construction Education & Research, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)

Certification:

Industry Certifications for each Study

Area of Skill/Study:

Informational Technology, Construction, Hospitality, Health Services, Transportation

Eligibility:

Students who have completed their secondary school education. Students who are past the minimum compulsory education age, High School Students who are eligible to be Career Dual enrolled.

Requirements:

Attend a Program Orientation, Contact Disability Services advisor PRIOR to taking the Tests of Adult Basic Education(TABE), Meet with Counselor

Program Length:

1 year

Employment Support:

Internships, Paid employment

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity, Federal Student Aid(FAFSA), Federal Pell Grant, Veterans Benefits(VA), Scholarships

Resources Available:

Individual Accommodations, Social Clubs

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Atlantic Technical School

Contact Name:

Debbie Evangelista

Contact #:

754-321-2150

Program Name:

ACCESS

Description:

The ACCESS Programs a structured work study program with a focus on building the independent skills needed for employment, community living, and adult independent living for 18-22 year old students with disabilities, who have met their graduation requirements and elect to defer their standard diploma. Under the supervision of qualified teachers, job coaches and communication specialists, students learn a variety of work and community living skills. Program staff and families work together to design an individualized transition plan based on student needs and interests. This program provides students with a variety of job training opportunities that will allow them to determine their strengths, interests, and needs.

Location Address:

4700 Coconut Creek Parkway

Location City:

Coconut Creek

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Broward County Public Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education

Certification:

Work Study Program

Area of Skill/Study:

Job Search Skills, Money Skills, Social Communication, Household Management, Transportation Training

Eligibility:

Student who met their graduation requirements, Students who elect to defer their standard diploma, 18-22 years of age with mild to moderate disabilities, Enrolled in the Broward Couty School System

Requirements:

Able to navigate a large campus facility with little or no assistance, Can communicate verbally or with a communication system wih minimal assistance, Willing to work in a variety of on and off campus job replacements, Can physically work up to 3-hour shifts, Able to work productively under supervisors, teachers or potential employers, Demonstate independence in personl hygiene routines, Must be completed by the time the student reaches age 22

Program Length:

1-2 years

Employment Support:

Communication Support, Job Coaches

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilitation(VR), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity, Federal Student Aid(FAFSA), Federal Pell Grant, Veterans Benefits(VA)

Resources Available:

Scholarships, Individual Accommodations, Social Clubs

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Brewster Technical College

Contact Name:

Vangie Goldwire

Contact #:

(813) 276-5448

Program Name:

Job Skills Training Programs

Description:

Brewster Technical College provides job training programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Location Address:

Caminiti Exception Center 2600 W. Humphrey Street, Gary Adult High School, 5101 N. 40th Street, La Voy Exceptional Center 4410 W. Main Street

Location City:

Tampa

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Accreditation:

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

Certification:

Training Program

Area of Skill/Study:

Literacy, Employability, Work Related Skills

Eligibility:

18 years or older, Students must self-identify their needs and provide current documentation and educational recommendations from professionals as to their disability and expected reasonable accommodations.

Requirements:

Documentation of an Intellectual Disability, Graduated or exited from high school

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

Internships

Financial Assistance:

Scholarships, Federal Work Study, Florida Work Study, FAFSA

Resources Available:

Best Buddies, Social Activities

Housing:

None

Resource Page:

brewster.edu/

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Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Brewster Technical College

Contact Name:

Vangie Goldwire

Contact #:

(813) 276-5449

Program Name:

Career Exploration Training Programs(REACH)

Description:

This program provides experiences in a hospital setting that will enable each student to explore career options.

Location Address:

2222 N Tampa St

Location City:

Tampa

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Accreditation:

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

Certification:

Training Program

Area of Skill/Study:

Job Skills, Career Exploration, Specialized Training

Eligibility:

18-22 years old, Students must self-identify their needs and provide current documentation and educational recommendations from professionals as to their disability and expected reasonable accommodations.

Requirements:

May attend up to 2 years or until age 22, Documentation of an Intellectual Disability, Dr. Evaluation/Assessment or IEP, Successful screening score, Graduated or exited from high school

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

Internships

Financial Assistance:

Scholarships, Federal Work Study, Florida Work Study, FAFSA

Resources Available:

Best Buddies, Social Activities

Housing:

None

Resource Page:

brewster.edu/

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Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Empire beauty school

Contact Name:

Jamie Quinones, Admissions Manager-CPS

Contact #:

954-742-4111

Website:

www.empire.edu/

Description:

Cosmetology program - teaches hair, skin, nails, makeup, and business.

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Florida Panhandle Technical College

Contact Name:

Martha Compton

Contact #:

850-638-1180

Program Name:

Project Independence

Description:

The Florida Panhandle Program offers several Industry certificates through the use of academically inclusive courses for audit with supplemental work. 

Location Address:

757 Hoyt Street

Location City:

Chipley

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Council Occupational Education, Florida Comprehensive Transition Program (FPCTP)

Certification:

Industry Certification

Area of Skill/Study:

Informational Technology, Digital Video Technology, Cosmetology, Cabinetmaking, Digital Media, Commerical Vehicle Driving

Eligibility:

18-22 years old, Intellecual disability

Requirements:

IEP diploma, Certificate of Attendance, Campus independence, Intellecual disability

Program Length:

Varies from student to student

Employment Support:

Internships

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Scholarships, Federal Financial Aid

Resources Available:

Student organization

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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McFatter Technical School

Contact Name:

Edwidge Ryan

Contact #:

754-321-5400

Program Name:

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Description:

McFatter Technical College and Technical High School provides a quality education for all students. The college encourages academic and technical curiosity, innovation and creativity by providing rigorous academics and state of the art technical programs.

Location Address:

6500 Nova Drive

Location City:

Davie

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Broward County Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education, Automotive Service Technology ASE Education Foundation (NATEF), Comission of Allied Health Education Programs, Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Graphic Communications and Printing Technology

Certification:

Industry Certifications & Technical

Area of Skill/Study:

Automative, Culinary Arts, Health Science, Information Technology, Communication Arts

Eligibility:

Students are accepted on a non-discrimintory basis from anyone having the interest, ability and desire to benefit from an occupational training program.

Requirements:

Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Schedule an appointment with your program couselor, Register for classes

Program Length:

1 year

Employment Support:

Career service advisors

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilition, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity, Federal Student Aid(FAFSA), Federal Pell Grant, Veterans Benefits(VA), Scholarships

Resources Available:

Indvidual Accommodations, Social Clubs

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Miami Dade Technical College

Contact Name:

Danielle Taylor

Contact #:

305-557-1100

Program Name:

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Description:

This post-secondary level career preparation/vocational training is designed to help support the local workforce. The goal of our CTE programs is to offer a quality education at an affordable price while allowing the student an opportunity to complete a certificate or license to enter the workforce.

Location Address:

5780 NW 158 Street

Location City:

Miami Lakes

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Miami-Dade County Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education, Flight Standards Disctric Offices, National Automotive Technician Education foundation, Inc. (NATEF), National Center for Construction Education & Research, Commission on Dental Accrediitations (CODA)

Certification:

Industry Certifications, Industry Licenses

Area of Skill/Study:

Informational Technology, Construction, Transportation, Licensed childcare, Culinary, Baking

Eligibility:

16 years of age(with parent consent) or older, Withdrawn or graduated from high school

Requirements:

if you dont have an AA or Bachelors or higher, you will be required to be tested in math, language and reading, Florida ID or Driver's license, Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Some programs require an interview with the department chairperson prior to registration.

Program Length:

1 year

Employment Support:

Job Placement Specialist

Financial Assistance:

Federal Financial Aid, PELL Grants

Housing:

None

Resource Page:

miamilakes.edu/

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Robert Morgan Education & Technical College

Contact Name:

Vivian Vieta

Contact #:

305-253-9920

Program Name:

Project TOPS

Description:

Project TOPS supports the unique abilities of students with developmental and intellectual disabilities enrolled in a postsecondary Career Technical Education (CTE) program.

Location Address:

18180 SW 122nd Ave.

Location City:

Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Miami-Dade County Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education, Flight Standards Disctric Offices, National Automotive Technician Education foundation, Inc. (NATEF), National Center for Construction Education & Research, Commission on Dental Accrediitations (CODA)

Certification:

Industry Certification

Area of Skill/Study:

Baking, Pastry Arts, Commercial Foods, Culinary Arts, 3D Animation Technology, Commerical Art Technology

Eligibility:

Students who self-disclose a disability/disabilities, Students with developmental or intellectual disability, Ages 18-26, Students with an identified interest or connection to a CTE Program

Requirements:

Ability to independently perform classroom tasks, Ability to access transportation, Ability to provide self-care, Interviews with TOPS program coordinators, High School Graduate

Program Length:

1-4 years

Employment Support:

Internships

Financial Assistance:

Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program(FPCTP) Scholarships

Resources Available:

Individual Accommodations

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College

Contact Name:

Alnerys Ferro

Contact #:

305-253-9920

Program Name:

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Description:

The Robert Morgan Technical College offers an array of job preparatory programs in the fields that are relevant to today’s job market. The Career Technical Education classes impart both theory and practicial application and are taught by certified instructors with industry experience in their respective trades.

Location Address:

18180 SW 122nd Ave.

Location City:

Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Miami-Dade County Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education, Flight Standards Disctric Offices, National Automotive Technician Education foundation, Inc. (NATEF), National Center for Construction Education & Research, Commission on Dental Accrediitations (CODA)

Certification:

Industry Certifications, Industry Licenses

Area of Skill/Study:

Baking, Culinary Arts, Construction, Transportation, Licensed Childcare, Informational Technology

Eligibility:

16 years of age(with parent consent) or older, Withdrawn or graduated from high school

Requirements:

if you dont have an AA or Bachelors or higher, you will be required to be tested in math, language and reading, Florida ID or Driver's license, Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Some programs require an interview with the department chairperson prior to registration.

Program Length:

1 year

Employment Support:

Job Placement Specialist

Financial Assistance:

Federal Financial Aid, PELL grants

Housing:

None

Resource Page:

www.robertmorgantech.net/

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Sheridan Technical School

Contact Name:

Paul Askin

Contact #:

754-321-5429

Program Name:

ACCESS

Description:

Sheridan Technical School ACCESS is a community based program for students based on their needs and interests. Students who complete the program are often ready for supported employment positions and have skills needed to participate in community activities.

Location Address:

5400 Sheridan Street

Location City:

Hollywood

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Broward County Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education

Certification:

N/A

Area of Skill/Study:

Social Skills, Life skills, Community-based instruction, Work experience, Supportive employment, Transition skills

Eligibility:

18-22 years old, Current Individualized Education Plan(IEP), Enrolled in the Broward County Public School System

Requirements:

Already has acquired a diploma, Able to navigate a large campus facility with little or no assistance, Can communicate verbally or with a communication system with munimal assistance, Willing to work in a arietry of on-and off- campus job placementsAble to work productively under a variety of supervisors, teachers, or potential employers, Demonstrate independence in personal hygiene

Program Length:

Must be completed by the time the student reaches age 22

Employment Support:

Job Coaches

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilitation(VR), Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity, Federal Student Aid(FAFSA), Federal Pell Grant, Veterans Benefits(VA), Scholarships

Resources Available:

Individual Accommodations, Social Clubs

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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Sheridan Technical School

Contact Name:

Ervean Shannon-Goff

Contact #:

754-216-6735

Program Name:

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Description:

Sheridan Technical School promotes excellence in academic, career and technical studies in order to prepare students to enter and remain competitive in a global workforce.

Location Address:

5400 Sheridan Street

Location City:

Hollywood

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Broward County Schools

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education, Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, Florida State Board of Cosmetolgy, National Automotive Techicians Education Foudation(NATEF), Partnership for Air Conditoning Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)

Certification:

Industry Certifications, Technical Certification

Area of Skill/Study:

Barbering Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Automotive Technology, Construction, Medical Science

Eligibility:

Students are accepted on a non-discrimintory basis from anyone having the interest, ability and desire to benefit from an occupational training program.

Requirements:

Attend Orientation, Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Meet with program counselor, Register for Class

Program Length:

1 year

Employment Support:

Career service advisors

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilition(VR), Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity, Federal Student Aid(FAFSA), Federal Pell Grant, Veterans Benefit (VA), Scholarships

Resources Available:

Indvidual Accommodations, Social Clubs

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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The Dan Marino Campus

Contact #:

Broward Campus: 954-530-5511, Miami Campus: 786-817-2323

Description:

The Marino Campus mission is to prepare young adults with autism and differing abilities for gainful employment, social competence, and independent living by building the necessary skills through a unique post-secondary opportunity.

Location Address:

Broward Campus: 400 North Andrews Avenue, Miami Dade Campus: 11200 SW 8th Street, PG6, Suite 150

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale, Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

N/A

Certification:

Industry Certification

Area of Skill/Study:

Independent Living and Life Skills, Hospitality, Computer Technology

Eligibility:

Must be 18 years of age, Verification of high school completion, Verifying date of completion

Requirements:

Proof of age, Eligible to work in the United States, Graduation, Evaluation conducted within the last 3 years, Individual education plan, Provide and submit personal written statement, Attend personal interview

Program Length:

10 months

Employment Support:

Job Coaching, Internships, Career Counseling, Employment Skill Training, Soft Skill Development

Financial Assistance:

FAFSA, Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Federal Work Study

Resources Available:

Behavior Specialist, Peer and Academic Mentoring, Student Life Activities, Accomodations for Learning Styles

Housing:

None

Group:

Post Secondary Education, Technical Schools

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