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Workforce Education
444 Gamble Street
GEC-C 301
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 

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The FAMU Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development

The three-county region of northern Florida targeted by Florida A&M University has poverty and unemployment rates well above the state and national averages, and many residents lack the 21st century skills necessary for industry certifications and job preparation. The FAMU Enterprise Information Technology Division and the FAMU Department of Workforce Education and Development propose to establish a new Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development on the Florida A&M campus to serve the public of Tallahassee and surrounding Gadsden and Jefferson Counties. The center also plans to serve as a resource to other public computing centers in the region.
Florida A&M’s Small Business Development Center plans to provide business development training and counseling services through videoconferencing technology, and offer workshops to small businesses with an emphasis on minorities, women, and veterans. The project aims to develop and expand its instructional capacity through an aggressive “Train the Trainer” workshop program, which includes working with Florida’s Small Business Development Agency to create training content and identify and recruit trainers.

Total Award: 
$1,477,722


 

The Department of Workforce Education provides and administers programs and experiences aimed at meeting the needs of two groups of students: pre-service personnel and in-service personnel. The pre-service programs are designed primarily to prepare persons to enter the chosen field of employment for the first time. The in-service programs are designed primarily for persons who are already employed and who need training or retraining in order to upgrade their professional preparation to maintain their current job or to develop new competencies in order to obtain employment in new jobs.

The programs in the department prepare persons primarily to teach, coordinate, supervise, and administer career and technical education programs in public and private schools and agencies. Although most of the programs are designed for entry into the field of education, experiences are available in several programs to enhance the opportunities for employment in business and industry.

Qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission to the university may pursue:

1) Baccalaureate degrees in Business Education, Technology Education, and Office Administration

2) Master’s degrees in Business Education and Technology Education; and

3) Certification in Business Education.

Admission Requirements: Admission in a Business Education, Technology Education or the Office Administration program must be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records. Admission is granted to either a degree-seeking student or to a special student who does not wish to study for a degree.
Undergraduate Admission Requirements for Teacher Education, an applicant must:

*Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher for the general education component of undergraduate studies; or have completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 or higher;

*Have a FAMU cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher;

*Have evidence of meeting the existing College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) score requirements (exemptions are not applicable for teacher education majors);

*Met all Gordon Rule requirements

*Have a grade of “C” or better in the required courses taken as part of the General Education Preparation Program;

*Have successfully completed a pre-admission interview by the College of Education Admissions Committee; and

*Have successfully passed a criminal background investigation.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements for Office Administration, an applicant must:

*Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher for the general education component of undergraduate studies; or have completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 or higher

*Have evidence of meeting the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) score requirements prior to July 2002; OR Have applied for an exemption

*Met all Gordon Rule requirements

*Have a grade of “C” or better in the required courses taken as part of the General Education Preparation Program;

Graduate Admission Requirements:

*A combined score of 1,000 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination, or A 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative grade point average (GPA) covering the last ninety (90) quarter hours or sixty (60) semester hours of the undergraduate preparation,

*Possession of a undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Three letters of recommendation, with two (2) from former professors Eligible for or possess a Florida educator’s teaching certificate.




Contact Us
Dr. Dawn Holley-Dennis
Chairperson
GEC-B 307
College of Education
850-599-3061 (phone)
850-412-5209 (fax)
dawn.holleydennis@famu.edu

Dr. David White
Program Coordinator
Technology Education Program
MSThomas Industrial Arts Laboratory Rm 119
850-599-3406 (phone)
850-412-5209 (fax)
david.white@famu.edu