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Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Plan

Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Plan


The purpose of this plan is to outline the state’s commitment to developing appropriate career education course offerings and employment opportunities for youth being served in Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities. This plan was developed by a collaborative workgroup (committee) consisting of representatives from the following entities: Florida Department of Education (FDOE), DJJ, CareerSource Florida (CSF), Inc., Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), district schools, Florida College System and private educational providers. This plan addresses the following topics:
Definitions and characteristics of career and professional education (CAPE)
programs in juvenile justice facilities,
State and federal funding sources,


Transfer of credits,


Outcome measures,

Implementation schedule,

Career and professional academies,

Florida Ready to Work Certification Program,

DJJ/DEO collaborative initiatives, and

Career resources.

This plan should be used as a tool to assist educators in providing youth in DJJ programs with CAPE opportunities and to better prepare youth to enter the workforce.

The state plan supports FDOE’s strategic imperative to align workforce education programs with skill requirements of the new economy. The ultimate goal is for every workforce education program graduate to have competencies required to succeed.

CAPE Plan PDF, in English –

SOURCE ARTICLE:  Florida Department of Education