Changing the face of education today to meet the needs of tomorrow.

The mission of CTEF is to increase the influence of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational environment through Public/Private partnerships across the State of Florida and nationally. The establishment of the Academy of Engineering at East Lake High School formed the cornerstone of its success and is the driving force for introducing its “Footprint for Sustainability” to all levels of education.

Our purpose

Career Technical Education Foundation, Inc., (CTEF), is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational foundation created to work with and influence the local educational system through community and industry partnerships.

Core Initiatives

Strengthen the core curriculum (English, science, math, social studies)

Increase awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
math) education and career clusters initiatives

Further the creation and implementation of college preparatory education, adult career and technical education, and career-based internships and apprenticeship programs at the secondary level and beyond

Build and maintain partnerships to sustain and grow education programs

Creation and implementation of a clearinghouse of education resources