Career & Technical Education
The Career and Technical Educations (CTE) program prepares students for success in college or the workforce by integrating academics and career development coursework and training opportunities.
Students participate in CTE programs on the FSDB campus or First Coast Technical College (FCTC) located nearby.
CTE benefits are such that students acquire specific technical skills, receive occupational completion points, earn industry certifications which can award free college credit (gold standard), and participate in short-term community or campus based internships.
3D Design and Printing
Building Construction Technologies
Career Preparation, Career Experience, and Career Placement
Digital Audio Production
Digital Media/Multimedia Design
Horticulture Science & Services
Java Development & Programming
Marketing and Promotional Enterprises
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts
Early Childhood Education
Horticulture Science & Service
Career education integrated into academic and boarding curricula beginning at the preschool level and continuing through high school.
D&B Designs is a custom imprinting program and school based enterprise. Students learn about graphic design, digital imaging, layout, measurement, manufacturing, customer service, operating a small business, marketing, and management. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software is used to create promotional merchandise for campus and community partners. Production processes include sublimation, direct to garment printing, embroidery, custom signage and banner making.
D&B Garden Center
The D&B Garden Center is a licensed nursery and school-based enterprise. Students learn how to maintain a greenhouse and garden center, operate a small business, calculate transactions, provide quality customer service, and educate customers about the plants. The public is welcome to visit the nursery and make purchases.
Dragon's Lair Cafe
The Dragon's Lair Cafe is a “dine in” small restaurant and student enterprise. Students learn to prepare and plan menu options served in the Cafe’. They develop their customers' service skills, calculate transactions while learning the operation of a small restaurant. Students also engage in small event planning coordination and service.
Leonora Hughes began her career in Career and Technical Education 2008 following a career in Hotel Sales and Meeting Management. In 2008 she became a Hospitality Travel and Tourism instructor at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center in Rhode Island for 9 years. After completing her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership she was promoted to Assistant Principal of the Career Center. Currently, she is working in the Career Development office overseeing Career and Technical Programs and instruction, workforce training, campus and community internships, paid employment for students and developing industry partnerships with community stakeholders.
Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Concordia University
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management, Johnson and Wales University
Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Ghandi
CTE teachers & Support Staff
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind offers career and technical programs, including career programs of study wherein students may earn industry certification. (See the CTE Course Catalog for courses offered.)
The district prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, and in access to educational programs and activities, and prohibits harassment of any individual or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district’s nondiscrimination policies).
Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.