Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

New Academy Comes to St. Johns Tech

St. Johns Technical High School (SJTHS) is home to the newly established Academy of Aquaculture. The Academy teaches students technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for further education and careers in aquaculture, agriculture, environmental science, natural resources conservation, commercial farming, and sustainable farming. In January 2022, SJTHS was selected by GloDev, Inc. to …

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Nease Engineering Academy Students take part in ACE’s Celebrating Diversity Event at UNF

Nease High School’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Juniors and Seniors were invited to take part in the “ACE: Celebrating Diversity in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry” event, recently held at the University of North Florida.  This initiative brought together students from several area schools and included a look around the UNF College of Computing, …

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In the Healthcare Academy, it is all about Heart

This year, students in the Flagler Health + Academy of Future Healthcare Professionals are proving that healthcare is all about heart. And for the EKG students, they take that part pretty literally! In the EKG course students have been busy reviewing heart anatomy, practicing with technical skills like taking blood pressure, and getting ready for …

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Built Environment Students get Busy

Students in the Academy of Innovation in the Built Environment had a busy week last week. Construction Design and Technique students (year 2) competed in a Nail Drive hosted by the North Florida Builders Association. Students were able to learn about apprenticeship opportunities in our local community and then went head to head against their …

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Nease Communications Academy Graduate Wins Emmy

Eric Goodman, Nease High School Communications Academy class of 2015 grad, has his hands full in the best possible way these days…as pictured with his Emmy Award.  Eric received the award thanks to his producer role during NBC’s coverage of the 2020(21) Olympics coverage.   Recently, Eric was a featured virtual guest speaker in the Sports …

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Nease’s First Day Shadow Internship Event a Success

At the start of the school year, it was revealed that the district’s bus driver shortage would hit the Career Academy programs hard – no field trip buses would be available for our students indefinitely.  Charter buses are an option, but they cost over $1,000 per field trip. With one of our Academy goals focused …

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Academy Students Make their Mark Around Tocoi’s Campus

Students in the Academy of Innovation in the Built Environment have put their stamp all over Tocoi Creek High School’s campus last school year. Students helped the football team by building water cooler stands. Spectators at our tennis matches will enjoy resting on hand-built benches. Students get treated to music in the courtyard every Friday …

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Inaugural ACE Mentorship Program Team Takes First Place

Pedro Menendez High School participated in the Architecture Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship Program for the first time this year.  The ACE program allows high school students interested in STEM concepts to work with industry mentors on an RFP that is presented in competition form with other regional schools.  The three Menendez teams all performed …

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Mystery Basket Team Competition Ignites Student Aspirations

Students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School got to participate in the school’s first “Mystery Basket Cooking Competition.” The competition featured four teams of students paired with a professional chef from area restaurants. The students enjoyed some friendly competition while getting to hone their skills as well as increase …

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Career and Technical Fair Shows Students A Range Of Opportunities

On April 20th, Nease High School’s gym was packed to the brim with local employers and post-secondary technical schools looking to share their job and training opportunities with Nease students.  From the St. Johns County Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s Office, to Military recruiters, to companies like WW Gay, Publix, Brooks Rehabilitation, and GATE Petroleum, to …

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Stellar Academy of Engineering Students Win Big at TSA State Competition

Each year, Stellar Academy of Engineering students test their skills against students from across Florida in the Technology Student Association State Fair.  We are proud to say that a number of our talented young engineers brought home awards this year! Congratulations, students! Winners – 2022 Florida State Fair / TSA Entries Residential Design: Anthony Bismi  …

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Professionals Bring Career Advice Into the Classroom at Nease

At Nease, when we can’t bring the students into the industry, we bring the industry to our students. Thanks to guest speakers, we’re able to offer our Academy students a glimpse into the many paths their Academy training provides. Here are a few of our most recent guests: Amber Katada, a mechanical engineer in the …

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Flagler College Welcomes Nease Hospitality Academy Students

Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism features an Advisory Board of professionals in the industry and in post-secondary education, who help ensure that our students are learning the latest and greatest information surrounding the world of hospitality and tourism.  One of their business partners, Dr. David Rivera, a professor and the Director of the Hospitality …

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Construction and Career Days

Juniors in the Academy of Innovation in the Built Environment and the Academy of Leadership in Emerging Technologies earned an invitation to Construction and Career Days hosted by the FL Department of Transportation and others. Students were able to learn about different careers in the construction and transportation fields, meet with business and college representatives, …

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Nease Hospitality Academy Students Tour Sawgrass Country Club

Nease’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students got a first-hand look at resort club management, thanks to the club’s General Manager and new Hospitality Academy Advisory Board Member, C.W. Cook.  The students had the chance to tour the brand-new Sawgrass Golf Club and Beach Club, and learn about both the front of house and back …

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PMHS Architecture Construction and Engineering Club Take a Site Visit

Mr. Nunamaker’s ACE club has been working for months on their RFPs for competition in April.  Students are skilled and accustomed to the architecture and engineering side of things, but they had the opportunity to see the construction side of Architecture and Building Sciences this week.  ACE students visited the World Commerce Apartments construction site …

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