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Career & Adult Education

The Division of Career and Adult Education serves Florida’s residents by ensuring for a high-quality workforce education system that is personally and professionally transformative. We provide leadership, expertise, and guidance for all of Florida’s public education schools and colleges, inspiring the aims of educational access and equity, intellectual autonomy and empathy, wisdom, open-mindedness, entrepreneurism, accelerated valuable credential attainment, and lifelong learning.

Career and Adult Education is designed to meet the needs of our customers, which include students, business and industry, school districts, Florida colleges, community-based organizations, and correctional institutions. This area represents a significant collaboration and partnership across both private and public sectors throughout the state of Florida to improve Florida's workforce. Career and Adult Education is delivered to our customers through a network of service providers, which include District Technical Centers, Adult Education Providers and Florida colleges. Contact information for each of the providers may be accessed through the following links:

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If you are interested in bills the Division of Career & Adult Education is tracking for the 2020 Legislative Session, please email

Florida’s Apprenticeship and Preapprenticeship Report for 2019-2020

Less than a month after taking office, Governor Ron DeSantis made clear his commitment to education with the issuance of Executive Order 19-31, reinforcing the fact that Florida needs to prepare now for our economy’s future needs. Registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship training programs are a key component in this effort to ensure Florida has the best, most qualified workforce and that Florida’s students have the opportunity to gain advanced skills and knowledge to find meaningful work and enjoy productive careers.

On the heels of that historic executive order, the Florida Legislature enhanced the statutes governing registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship with the passage of House Bill 7071. It included a new provision that, by September 1 of each year, the Florida Department of Education publish a report on key fiscal, enrollment, and programmatic aspects of Florida’s registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. This report provides a retrospective look at the 2019-2020 program year and details key accomplishments related to participation and outcomes, as well as federal and state investments in registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.

Florida’s Annual Apprenticeship and Preapprenticeship Report Program Year 2019-2020 (PDF)

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA Resources


325 West Gaines Street, Suite 734
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0446
Fax: 850-245-9052