Success Stories

 

Northwest Florida Career Pathways helps people starting from any point get on the path to a rewarding career. Whether you are a middle school student interested in exploring possible careers, a parent or mentor providing guidance to a student, or an adult considering a new direction, Career Pathways can get you started. Here are a few success stories.


Sydney — Arts, AV & Communication

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Pathway: Arts, AV & Communication
First: Gulf Breeze High School Multimedia Design & Technology Academy
Next: University of West Florida Global Marketing
Later: Career in Graphic Design

Sydney chose to attend Gulf Breeze High School when she moved here before her junior year. She chose the school because of the Career Pathway program in Arts, AV, and Communication. She became certified in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate and gained real-world experience. She has continued on to University of West Florida to study Global Marketing.

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Tyler — Cybersecurity/IT

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Pathway: Cybersecurity/IT
First: Locklin Technical Academy
Now: Career in Graphic Design

Tyler is a former military infantryman who wanted to work in computer science. He found the program he needed at Locklin Technical College. He gained valuable industry certifications too, including CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+. With this foundation, Tyler could directly enter the job market with multiple options to choose from. Today, he is an instructor at Locklin Technical College giving back to the program.

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Jeff — Automotive Technology

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Pathway: Aerospace & Engineering
First: Locklin Technical College
Now: Career in Automotive Mechanics

After spending 26 years in the Navy, Jeff decided to pursue a career in automotive technology. The program at Locklin Technical College allowed Jeff to get his Master Certification in ASE. Jeff also had the opportunity to intern in the workplace while still in school. A career as an automotive technician was ready and waiting.

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