Welcome to Jacksonville, Florida! The city that can proudly claim to be the largest metropolitan area in the whole state, with one of the busiest ports in the U.S. and the second largest automobile import and export port on the Atlantic coast!
What does that mean for a J-Tech student? It means that not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful beaches, great fishing, and awesome music scene, it also means you’re getting your education in an area that is ripe with opportunities for talented automotive, diesel, marine and RV, HVAC-R, and welding and fabrication technology professionals and commercial truck drivers. This is a city where you can build a career, a home, and life-long connections all at the same time!
Take advantage of the plentiful planned communities and affordable cost of living. Jacksonville is a great place to start your education and transition into your career. Make your move count by relocating somewhere you can stay. Jacksonville is one of the fastest-growing cities not just in the Southeast but the entire United States. Join the diverse businesses and entrepreneurs that are already calling this economic hotbed home. Several Fortune 500 companies established headquarters in Jacksonville such as the railroad CSX, Fidelity, FIS, and Winn Dixie.
Tour the city with walkways bordering the St. John’s riverfront. Reap the benefits of decades of development aiming to create a scenic and prosperous city. Look up to the towering skyline and down to the depths of the surrounding water for an aesthetically pleasing blend of nature and culture. Explore the rich southern history through the city’s many museums and memorials. Chronicle the development of Jacksonville from one of the earliest inhabited American cities, to the winter resort it’s been for centuries. Visit other cultural attractions like Museum of Science and History, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Civil War fortresses, early colonial memorials, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL team housed at TIAA Bank Field.
Partake in the many beach activities along Florida’s “first coast”, surf, dive, and explore the pristine Atlantic Ocean. When you get your sea legs, try deep sea fishing or going for a short cruise. Meet and work with nautical professionals who have spent a lifetime cultivating their love and knowledge of the water world. After class you can appreciate the beauty of the beaches right outside your door!