This school year, students in Santa Rosa County will have the opportunity to enroll in three new career academies. Jay High School will open a Building Construction Academy to meet the increased demand in the construction trades. Gulf Breeze High School seeks to meet local workforce demand in hospitality careers with its new Hospitality & Tourism Academy. And Milton High School students will have the opportunity to learn about starting their own business in the new Business & Entrepreneurship Academy.
Santa Rosa County’s 16 middle school and 48 high school, Career Academies prepare students for college and career by providing them with the skills needed to compete in the workforce. Here they can obtain specialized training for in-demand fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, information technology or agriculture. These opportunities ensure students are ready for high-skill, high-wage careers, engage them with hands-on learning and reduce high school dropout rates.
Santa Rosa Career Pathways is a collaborative effort led by Santa Rosa Economic Development and the Santa Rosa County School District. It's a program to showcase local career opportunities, including the expected wages and the career academies, training, and degree programs available to prepare for the career.
For more information, visit www.SantaRosaCareerPathways.com.