Preparing Students for Miami's Workforce

Most of Miami-Dade’s CTE programs are aligned with Opportunity Miami initiative identifying industries that impact Miami’s economy.

One Community One Goal, Miami-Dade’s economic development strategic plan identified the industries with the highest potential for job growth and high wages. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council leads the community’s efforts to expand and strengthen the target industries through collaboration with industry, government, academic and community leaders focused on marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location and helping to grow local companies. There are seven target industries—Aviation, Creative Design, Financial Services, Hospitality & Tourism, Technology,  Life Sciences and Health Care, and Trade & Logistics. Below is the table of the identified growth industries and how Miami-Dade County Public Schools has met the community's needs through course alignments to match the identified growth industries.


One Community One Goal:
Identified Growth Industries

Miami-Dade County Public Schools:
Aligned CTE Program (Courses)


Aircraft Parts & MRO
Assembly & Manufacturing
Composite Shops
Flight Simulation & Training

Aerospace Technologies
Avionics Aircraft / Airframe Mechanics
Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics

Creative Design

Advertising & Marketing
Architecture & Engineering
Film, TV Production, & Digital Media
Industrial Design

3D Animation Technology
Applied Engineering Technology
Building Trades & Construction Design Technology
Commercial Art Technology
Communications Technology
Digital Audio Production
Digital Video Production
Engineering Pathways (PLTW)
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Technology & Design Services
Interior Design Service
Technical Design
TV Production

Hospitality & Tourism

Conventions, Conferences & Trade Fairs
Cruise Tourism
Cultural Arts
High Income International Tourists
Medical Tourism
Tourism IT

Culinary Arts
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts
Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology

Back Office Support & IT
Computational Science & Health IT
Data Centers
Digital Media
Logistics IT
Mobile Applications
Simulation Technology

Applied Cybersecurity
Applied Information Technology
Business Computer Programming
Computer Systems & Information Technology
Digital Design
Digital Media Design
Game Simulation Programming
Geospatial/Geographic Information Systems Technology
Java Development & Programming
Network Support Services
Network Systems Administration
Technology Support Services
Web Development

International Banking & Finance

International Banks
International Insurance & Wealth Management
Maritime Services & Trade Finance
Mobile Applications
Technical Customer Support & Back Office
Venture Capital & Private Equity

Customer Assistance Technology
Global Finance
International Business

Life Sciences & Health Care

Agricultural Sciences
Back Office Operations
Computational Science & Health IT
Medical Devices
Medical Tourism

Agriculture Biotechnology
Biomedical Sciences (PLTW)
Horticulture Science & Services
Pharmacy Technician
Veterinary Assisting

Trade & Logistics

Distribution Centers
Logistics IT
Maritime Services & Trade Finance
Value-­‐Added Services – Assembly & Kitting

Commercial Class "B" Driving
Commercial Vehicle Driving
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management
International Supply Chain Management