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

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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Toros Celebrate Engineering Week

Students in all three academies at Tocoi Creek High School were invited to hear a presentation by Medtronic Electrical Engineer Saks Tongkhuya in honor of Engineering Week. Mr. Tongkhuya was able to help students see how engineering can play a role in multiple fields, specifically in medical devices and aerospace. Students thought about how critical …

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Nease’s News Show Wins National Excellence Award

We are so excited to share some excellent news from Nease’s Wired news staff, a part of the Communications Academy program. Wired is once again the winner of a National Broadcast Excellence Award from the Student Television Network!  Instructor Justin Cooler’s students submitted our broadcast news shows to STN back in December, which was judged …

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PMHS Building Construction Students Receive STEM Occupation Presentation from UTI

Universal Technical Institute of Florida came out to Pedro Menendez High School to give a demonstration on the career opportunities for students in STEM fields.  UTI brought out a lot of their technical equipment, allowing students to be hands on with the equipment and get a taste of working in the field.  Students were excited …

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Universal Technical Institute Teaches SAHS and Aerospace Academy With Hands On STEM Demonstrations

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) visited the campus of St. Augustine High School and brought with them some serious power. Mixing a 450 horsepower T-Bucket with a discussion on STEM, they had the recipe for a dynamic career pathways demonstration. Students participated in this hands-on demonstration using the latest  diagnostic tools and learned valuable lessons in …

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Toros Take Flight

Students in the Academy of Leadership in Emerging Technologies took their Tello EDU drones for their first outdoor flight. Students controlled the drones using an app on their cellphones with the future goal of flying the drones autonomously using preloaded code. Recent classroom work has included learning rules and regulations surrounding flight, learning about weather …

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Nease Hospitality & Tourism Academy Student’s Small Business Blossoms

One of Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism students, Keegan Mapa, has been putting his hospitality knowledge to the test with his new small business, Sweet Aloha Treats 904. Sweet Aloha Treats 904 creates and sells freeze-dried candies and they have quickly become a hit at local farmers markets and on Nease’s campus! Keegan has …

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