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(Miami, FL.) –- CBT Technology Institute, the Miami Dade County based technical and vocational school, hosted its 71st Commencement Ceremony at an event held at the Miami Dade Auditorium on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

“We celebrated not only our students but our community today, as we have graduated students with the necessary skills to enter our workforce and make an impact for our community,” said Monica Llerena, President/CEO, while highlighting that the College’s commitment for the past 30+ years has been to prepare and graduate students with the highest ethical, technical, and professional excellence that will help them build a better life for themselves, their families, and their community.

CBT Technology Institute has also embarked on a “refresher campaign” initiative that will reach out to alumni and current students not yet placed. This initiative will offer refresher classes or labs that may help these students launch or advance in their career, supporting them as they gain more confidence to find employment or a promotion, while keeping current the licenses and certifications they require to perform their careers in Miami Dade County.

“During my ceremonial address, I recognized our career placement services department as we have been able to achieve a 75% verified student job placement rate and we are looking to reach 80% by the end of October. We are very proud of our graduates, faculty, and student services teams for their support in achieving these benchmarks,” noted Llerena. She also pointed out that the College is also prepared to implement strategies that will reach high levels of gainful employment among graduates, so that the mission of the college continues to produce alumni with relevant skills.

Facts about the Ceremony

–           448 students received their degrees or diplomas for the 2018-19 academic year.

–           63 Associate Degrees and 385 Diplomas were handed out.

–           14 honors students attained a 4.0 grade point average throughout their program.

–           70 Honors students who achieved at least a 3.75 GPA.

–           Special recognition was also given to 18 students for obtaining a 4.0 grade point

average and outstanding attendance during their program.

–            Nearly 225 students participated in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

–           The 72º Graduation Ceremony will be held on August 15, 2020.


About CBT Technology Institute:

CBT Technology Institute provides career training through a hands-on learning approach within the construction, technology, and allied health fields at its three locations across Miami-Dade County (Cutler Bay, Flagler, and Hialeah.)  Over the past 31 years, the organization has graduated thousands of students into the Miami-Dade County workforce throughout more than 70 graduation ceremonies. The College’s involvement with employers, local organizations, and strategic business initiatives has opened up plenty of opportunities for our current students and graduates.

CBT Technology Institute is also listed as a Military-friendly school and participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program; as well as is approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to participate in the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll International F-1 Visa students. The college is nationally accredited by A.C.I.C.S., licensed by the Commission of Independent Education (CIE), and certified by the U.S. Department of Education to receive Title IV funding.