Parent and Student Resources
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Today's cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers. Career and technical education is a smart investment for all students.
Career Dual Enrollment
Career Dual Enrollment is an articulated acceleration option available to Santa Rosa 9th-12th grade students who enroll in postsecondary courses through Locklin Tech enabling them to receive both secondary and postsecondary credit. Career Dual Enrollment broadens curricular options, increases depth of study available to students and shortens the time it takes to complete a postsecondary career preparatory program. Santa Rosa currently has a variety of models in place for delivery of Career Dual Enrollment courses taught by Locklin Tech teachers on the high school campus, at the tech center and on-line. Rigorous curricular offerings engage students, allow hands-on application of learning and reduce dropout rates. A significant advantage to students and their parents is the exemption from payment of registration, tuition and lab fees associated with these often costly career postsecondary training programs, which can cost up to $10,000 after high school. For more information on career dual enrollment, consult your high school guidance counselor today.
Santa Rosa Career Pathways On-line Resource
Santa Rosa Career Pathways showcases local career opportunities, including the expected wages and the career academies, training, and degree programs in our community that will prepare you. It’s a collaborative effort led by Santa Rosa Economic Development and the Santa Rosa County School District.
Employment and Earning Outcomes
There are many factors to consider when exploring education and career choices. Increased levels of educational achievement provide a boost in earnings power – the more you learn, the more you earn. Florida’s Economic Security Report focuses on the earning outcomes of recent graduates and completers from Florida’s public postsecondary educational institutions. A summary of the report is also available.
Each Santa Rosa CTE program aligns with at least one nationally recognized industry certification that links to high skill, high wage, in-demand careers. Students who complete a career and technical program and earn industry certification may be eligible for articulated college credit with Pensacola State College as well as other postsecondary institutions throughout Florida via Gold Standard articulation agreements. Some industry certifications meet academic requirements for high school graduation.
My Career Shines
MyCareerShines is a comprehensive education and career planning system that will help students succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy. Students will learn about themselves, discover the endless opportunities for their future and gain access to the information and tools needed to plan their future. MyCareerShines is used by all Santa Rosa middle schools to assist students in developing a personal academic and career plan.
A waiver of the child labor law is needed when minors want to work beyond the limits of the state law. This department is responsible for issuing waivers for those students currently enrolled in the Santa Rosa County School District. The Child Labor Waiver is not a work permit. Work permits are not issued in Florida. The application and instructions for completing the application are readily available.
Today’s manufacturing is about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, and fast paced work environments. But most of all, manufacturing is about those people who like to see the product of a hard day’s work. However, this is not the impression of manufacturing that is held by many Americans today. Only 35 percent of parents say they would encourage their children to pursue careers in manufacturing, despite the advanced skills and high pay that are characteristic of work in today’s advanced manufacturing industry. This is due to a perception of manufacturing that existed a generation ago but does not represent the current reality of the industry. This video showcases the exciting manufacturing programs available at King MIddle School and Milton High School. These programs will increase career opportunities in engineering and manufacturing career pathways for these students after graduation.