Career Education & Transition

The goal of the Career Education and Transition (CET) High School is to prepare students to graduate from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) with a Special Diploma, and then transition students to either competitive employment or technical college enrollment for additional job skills. We work closely with local businesses and with the First Coast Technical College (FCTC) in St. Augustine to accomplish this goal. 

In addition to a rigorous High School academic program (ages 14-18) that leads to a Special Diploma, we also include an extensive school to work transition program.  Students progress through a continuum of training that involves working within a specified career area either on our campus or in the community.

Qualifying students with Special Diplomas who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired Florida residents may apply to our Continuing Education program (ages 18-22), which includes courses in reading, math, independent living skills, and drivers education. In our work experience program, students learn to develop and maintain their resumes. They also work independently at such places as retail stores, restaurants, health care programs, horticulture centers, nursing homes, day care providers, tourist attractions, and grocery stores.  Technical training courses at FCTC are available to qualifying students in the areas of Automotive Services Technology, Cabinetmaking, Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Digital Design, Cosmetology/Hair and Skin Care, Landscape Management, Nursery Management, Sports and Recreational Turf Management, and Welding Technologies.

Continuing Education students also have the option of residing in the FSDB Apartment Program with its Independent Living Learning Center focus.  

For more information, contact: 

Mike Gaura
Assistant Principal, Career Education & Transition

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