A Change in Name: Local Technical Schools are Now Colleges

A Change in Name: Local Technical Schools are Now Colleges

Name change supports value of a post-secondary technical college education.
By adding college to the name of their schools, four Southwest Florida technical centers have taken an important step in increasing awareness of their post-secondary certification programs and the opportunity for residents to advance to a well-paying career in as little as a year. Now known as technical colleges, the name changes at the Lee and Collier County schools are expected to reframe student and public perception and entice more students to consider certification programs to meet the regional workforce’s demand for skilled labor.