Career and Professional Education (CAPE)

The Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act was created by the Florida Legislature with the intent to attract and retain targeted, high-value industries and to develop a knowledge-based economy. It seeks to ensure that education, industry, workforce and economic development partners in every community are collaborating to create new and meaningful opportunities for students. By providing young people with the cutting-edge training and certifications they need for high-skill, high-wage jobs in Florida's target industries, CAPE supports diversification of the state economy.

Workforce Florida, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, annually approves and publishes the state's Comprehensive Industry Certification List. This list is used by school districts in planning and designing programs that support their regional economies. Additions to the list are considered for occupations that are either in demand or tied to emerging industries, or meet certain other criteria.

Contact Jayne Burgess or Andra Cornelius to learn more.


2014-15 CAPE Submission Period Open


Below is the State's 2012-13 revised approved condensed “Comprehensive Industry Certification List” for the CAPE Act.

Below is the State's approved 2011-12 “Comprehensive Industry Certification List” for the CAPE Act.


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