As early autumn sets in and students trade beach towels for backpacks, Southeast Volusia Manufacturing and Technology Coalition unfolds as a beacon of educational opportunities. From the traditional classrooms up to advanced job training centers, this region is filled with institutions that pave the way for academic and professional growth. Let's explore the different learning landscapes that Southeast Volusia has to offer!
Traditional Educational Institutions
Southeast Volusia boasts a rich assortment of schools. New Smyrna Beach High School provides students with a comprehensive curriculum, having recognition for ongoing student achievement. The Burns Science and Technology Charter School offers K-12 learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For younger students, Sacred Heart Catholic School and Edgewater Public Elementary School offer strong foundational learning experiences, ensuring our youth is well-prepared for the academic challenges ahead.
Higher Education in Our Region
Beyond K-12 schooling, Southeast Volusia provides close access to renowned colleges and universities, too. Daytona State College offers a multitude of degree programs and specialized courses – and the school also has a New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater campus in efforts to bring popular degree programs and training to the heart of Southeast Volusia. This includes most requirements for the associate degree program. The modern facilities and experienced faculty at Daytona State College exemplify the region's commitment to higher learning.
Career-focused Training Programs
Delving into specialized training, the Quick Response Training (QRT) and Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) programs cater to businesses requiring upgraded skills for their employees. The QRT is an employee-driven training program that is designed to assist new businesses and provide existing businesses training that is necessary for expansion. The IWT program provides training to currently employed workers, striving to keep Florida’s workforce ultra-competitive in a global economy. These programs, tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses, underscore our region's commitment to adaptability and workforce excellence.
Nurturing the Leaders of Tomorrow
The NextGen Leaders program recognizes the importance of molding future leaders. The mission of this movement is to attract and retain young professionals in the Southeast Volusia area, providing a platform that encourages them to network and build relationships. Key local offerings like this program aim to create new opportunities for growth and professional development. This keystone initiative fosters leadership skills and ensures young talents are primed to take the reins of tomorrow's business world.
Specialized programs like On-The-Job Training (OJT) and the Employed Worker Training (EWT) accentuate SEVMTC's dedication to fostering a diversified skill set. In addition, institutions like the EPIC Flight Academy demonstrate the region's forward-thinking approach, catering to important sectors like aerospace and aviation in our region and ensuring graduates are industry-ready. Here in New Smyrna Beach, pilots-in-training learn to fly and pursue careers flying for over 300 airlines.
This back-to-school season, Southeast Volusia emerges not just as a hub for traditional education but as a nexus for specialized training and skill development. From foundational schools to career-focused programs and from nurturing young leaders to offering advanced higher education, Southeast Volusia illuminates the path for learners of all ages. As the academic year commences, there's no better time to explore the vast educational terrain that awaits in this dynamic region – driving a growing workforce that will accelerate our region’s growth across industries.