Conference Tours

Conference Tours


If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for a tour, please email Jessica Lopp and indicate which tour you are interested in.

NCAC will be offering six high school career academy tours on Wednesday, November 17th on the last day of the conference. Each tour is $40 and includes breakfast on Wednesday morning before the buses depart at 7:30 AM.

Sign up early as space in each academy tour is limited and they sell out fast!

Tour #1 Haines City High School
Environmental Agriculture & Technology Academy

This nationally accredited certified academy offers a unique opportunity to work with animals, promote environmental stewardship, and gain career experience. EATA offers two career technical education tracks: Animal Science and Aquaculture. Animal Science allows students to actively care for and interact with a plethora of animals: emus, horses, rabbits, chickens, cattle, pigs and alpacas. These interactions will encourage students to learn the technical side of agriculture and the skills that come with it. The second track, Aquaculture, creates an experience that combines fish husbandry with aquatic plant production. Students will combine technology and hard work to create a product that can be sold to the public/industry. Florida is the industry leader in ornamental fish production. This track helps students learn the skills necessary to enter and advance this industry. EATA will always strive to introduce, educate and prepare students for a career in agriculture and related industries.

Tour #2 Winter Haven High School
Medical Academy

Winter Haven High School’s Medical Academy is a multi-year program. Students study Anatomy and Physiology and continue their education learning about professional behavior and communication, HIPAA, legal and ethical issues, bloodborne pathogens, health insurance and more. They are able to perfect their basic medical skills like blood pressure, CPR, first aid, basic assessment skills, phlebotomy and how to perform an Electrocardiogram throughout the program. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills and national certifications to obtain entry-level employment as a health care professional.

Watch this presentation

Tour #3 Lakeland Highlands Middle School
Middle School Academy

The LHMS Pre-Academy program helps prepare middle school students with real-world exposure to career specific curriculum through electives.

The intent of the Pre-Academies is to provide students with occupational exploratory courses and the potential to earn high school credit while still enrolled in the middle school.

These programs give students valuable work place skills and prepare them for high school, college, and the workforce of the future.

Visit their website for more information

Tour #4 Kathleen High School
Central Florida Aerospace Academy

Central Florida Aerospace Academy opened its doors in August 2008 on the Sun ‘N Fun and Aerospace Center for Excellence campus at Lakeland Linder International Airport.

Central Florida Aerospace Academy of Kathleen High School is a unique career and technical STEM public high school academy developed to provide students with an interest in aviation, aerospace, and engineering technologies an opportunity to participate in industry-related electives, earn industry certifications and licenses, and complete dual enrollment/ advanced placement college credit all while completing their high school education. Students attend high school everyday on Lakeland International Airport property and also have access to participate in traditional high school activities such as sports, clubs, and committees.

In addition to the rigorous academic courses, CFAA offers aeronautical instruction including flight training, aircraft maintenance and avionics, engineering, UAS operations, FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic courses, and boasts an impressive Air Force JROTC program. CFAA is proud to be recognized as a National Career Academy Coalition Model Academy School.

Tour #5 Tenoroc High School
Electric Power Academy

Lakeland Electric Power Academy sparks the drive in its students to become skilled and high-performing employees who can succeed in their careers as well as pursue any of their high educational goals. Lakeland Electric Power Academy is a four-year program focused on preparing a diverse student body for entry into college, technical schools, or the skilled labor workforce. Academy Goals:

  • 4 year academy program
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Job shadowing experience
  • Hands-on skills training for multiple careers
  • Nationally certified industry certifications
  • College credit
  • Project based learning
  • Recruitment of a diverse student population
  • Possibility of internships
  • Positive contributor to the community


  • Job shadowing with Lakeland Electric and City of Lakeland employees
  • Hands-on training
  • College credit
  • Scholarships that are not available to regular academic students
  • 31 Industry Certifications
  • Professional resume and interviewing skills

Tour #6 George Jenkins High School
Academy of Design and Technology

The Academy of Design & Technology is committed to using industry standard software with a specific focus on increasing student achievement. Emphasis is placed upon raising student aspirations through subject area competencies, industry certifications, and a program of study that is academically rigorous and relevant to real world application. The academy will focus on applied technology to affirm that all students are equally prepared for success in college and career.