Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education, students at Whiddon Rogers Education Center will have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in digital design from certified instructors through a communications technology program. Students will be able to transfer these skills to further their education at a technical college or start a new career.
The design program will be offered to 75 male students at Whiddon Rogers Education Center and 25 percent of these students will have the opportunity to earn Adobe Premier Pro industry certification. The program will also offer students employability skills and supportive services for underrepresented students to succeed academically and in the workforce. The program aligns with President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative addressing the opportunity gap faced by boys and young men of color by ensuring they obtain measurable academic opportunities and technical skills.
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 101 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.