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Third Annual Career & Technical Education Showcase

Five FSDB students in front of Horticulture display.

FSDB held its third Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase on February 20, 2019. The Showcase keeps growing each year as the CTE program spreads its wings and soars ever higher. Andrea Armstrong, Director of Career Development and Farrah Selleck, Administrative Assistant, and CTE personnel coordinated the campus event geared to students and visitors alike.

Showcase attendees learned about a variety of campus CTE opportunities, thanks to students who partnered with staff members to explain each program. Recruiters from several colleges and businesses were also on hand to share information and resources with students.

New to the Showcase was the FSDB Human Resource Department partnering with the Career Development Department to manage the job interview booth, which allowed students to practice their interview skills.

"Students who visited our area wanted to learn more about the process of interviewing. They had good questions and responses. It was an excellent real-world experience for them!" said Lori Smith, FSDB Human Resources Representative.

Girl hammering nail into wood at the FSDB CTE Showcase.

Girl drawing animated girl on digital tablet at the FSDB CTE Expo.

Campus Programs/Exhibitors

  • 2D / 3D Animation

  • 2D / 3D Art/Graphic Design

  • Audiovisual and Print Technologies

  • Building Construction Technologies

  • CAD 3D Design & Printing

  • Community & Campus Career Experience Program

  • Campus Recycling Program

  • Culinary Arts

  • Digital Media/Multimedia Design

  • Horticulture Science & Services (D&B Garden Center)

  • Job Interview Skills (Human Resources)

  • Promotional Enterprises (D&B Designs)

  • Robotics

  • SkillsUSA (Florida Chapter)

  • STEM Club

College/Business Exhibitors

  • Dress for Success Relay Races

  • First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

  • Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ)

  • Florida Technical College (FTC)

  • Hands-On Educational Services - Hyatt Resorts

  • MyCareerShines - a Kuder Career Planning System

  • Orange Technical College (OTC)

  • Swan & Dolphin Resort - Walt Disney World

Bravo to the event organizers, staff members, campus and external exhibitors, and students for a fabulous and informative FSDB Career and Technical Education Showcase!

By Christi Boortz, Instructional Services


About FSDB

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit


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