Career Navigators

What is Career Navigators?

Career Navigators is a federally-funded program designed to help young adults ages 16 to 24 explore career opportunities and attain the education and training required for success in the workplace. Our students create a competitive advantage for themselves by gaining the career and technical education required to enter high-wage careers in in-demand industries.

Whether it is a GED, High School completion, or technical certification aligned with high skill – high wage industries, Career Navigator students make the most of their education with the assistance of professional Career Coaches.

We offer workshops on professional skills, personal finance, goal setting, career and college exploration, career laddering, entrepreneurship, and much more! Paid and unpaid work experiences are just one way our students benefit from an enriched educational program.

Career Navigators Brochure

What are the benefits of Career Navigators? 

Students who qualify can receive assistance with some or all of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Books, supplies, uniforms
  • Test fees
  • Academic assessment
  • Childcare assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Incentives
  • Paid work experience
  • And much, much more!!

What Programs does Career Navigators fund?

Master Automotive Services Technology 1 & 2  Introduction to Aircraft Fabrication
Dental Assisting Landscape & Turf Management
Diesel Systems Technician Welding Technologies
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic
Firefighter I/II Practical Nursing
GED Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Applied Cybersecurity
Early Childhood Education

What if I still need my High School Diploma or GED?

You can jumpstart your career training program while working on your GED! Our GED classroom will help get you through the preparation period faster, and all the while you can progress through your career training program, too.

If you’re in a hurry to start training for your career, call us or stop by our offices in Building A to apply. GED classes start regularly so there’s no reason to put it off!

How do I know if I qualify for Career Navigators?

If you are between the ages of 16-24, stopping by the Career Navigators department is one of the best stops you can make during the enrollment process at First Coast Technical College. Meet with our responsive staff so they can determine if you meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the program.  Applications are approved on a competitive basis, so apply early.

The Career Navigators Office is at FCTC in Building A across the hall from Financial Aid.

This program is brought to you in partnership with the CareerSource Northeast Florida. Career Navigators is fully supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Agriculture and other agencies as part of awards totaling $4.3 million.

Career Navigators has been a part of First Coast Technical College since 1999. Visit, call (904) 547-3377 or Email [email protected]

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