Many young people miss the opportunity to have a higher education because they do not have enough income to pay for a college degree. That reality must not be an obstacle for them to better themselves. That is why technical education becomes an attractive study option not only because of its shortened terms and less expensive courses but also because of the possibility of the graduates’ entering the labor market sooner.

So, if you are a person who cannot afford a university career, do not sit idly, but start considering technical career education as an alternative to improve your employment skills.

Ms. Indira Jadoonandan, a Curriculum Support Specialist at Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, talked to us about the advantages of this type of education.

What is the purpose of the technical education program?
Unlike students at traditional colleges, graduates from technical colleges are prepared to immediately fill entry positions.

What are the advantages of this type of education offer?
Technical colleges produce skilled workers to meet the demands of various industries. Technical education training is directly tied to career tracks such as practical nursing, welding, plumbing, automotive technology, cosmetology, and air-conditioning repair.

What are the different technical areas the program offers and how long does it take to graduate from them?
Training is available in business administration, commercial arts & 3D animation, culinary arts & baking, construction & apprenticeship, health occupations, information technology, licensed childcare, personal services, public safety & security, manufacturing, and transportation. Most of our programs can be completed within a year.

What are the requirements to be admitted to the program and what is the cost?
Many of our training programs require a student to be 18 years or older to enter. Only a few programs require that a student must have high school credentials to apply. The average tuition cost for a Florida resident is $3,500 per program.

Do you offer financial aid and what are the requirements to access this aid?
To apply for financial aid, a student must be a United States resident and must possess a high school diploma. Federal financial aid, district financial aid, Florida prepaid, and other methods of payments are available.
For more information call 305-557-1100 or visit

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